Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent Cold LatAm or the Company), One of the fastest-growing temperature-controlled storage and logistics service provider in Latin America, recently announced the acquisition of Qualianz, a premier storage and logistics platform with operations in Mexico City, Mexico State, Monterrey, Querétaro and Tijuana.
Co-founded in 2017 by Mario Coronado and Alejandro Gonzalez, Qualianz quickly grew through strategic acquisitions, sophisticated integration capabilities, and organic growth. It now operates a nationwide network of 33 modern cold and dry facilities in key major logistics markets, trade routes, and population centers, comprising more than 194,000 pallet positions (102,000 cold and 92,000 dry), 60 million total cubic feet of capacity, and 800 employees. Qualianz has a diverse customer base across cold and dry segments, driven by its superior service quality, broad offerings, and advanced technology solutions. The Qualianz management team, which has extensive experience across the food, logistics, and financial industries, will join Emergent Cold LatAm and lead its Mexico operations and investment activities.
This transaction represents Emergent Cold LatAm’s second investment in Mexico. In September 2022, the Company acquired Bajo Cero Frigoríficos, located in the Bajío Region with three facilities and 37,000 pallet positions.
“Adding Qualianz to our growing network is a big step forward in our vision to become the most dynamic temperature-controlled logistics partner in Latin America,” said Neal Rider, CEO of Emergent Cold LatAm. “Mario, Alejandro, and the entire Qualianz management team have built a fantastic company that is known throughout the industry for its innovation, operational excellence and superior service. I am very excited for the opportunities that this transaction will create for our combined customers and the food logistics marketplace.”
44 Capital Finanças Corporativas acted as financial advisor to Emergent Cold LatAm. Latham & Watkins LLP and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez acted as legal advisors to Emergent Cold LatAm. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Qualianz and Sidley Austin LLP and Santos Elizondo served as legal advisors.
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