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Stars has completed a minority investment in the food holding company NIU Foods

The shareholders of NIU Foods have sold a 33.4% stake in the company to Stars Investment Management Co.

NIU Foods is a food holding company with more than 50 restaurants in Chile. With over 13 years of experience, the company is a leader and pioneer in the food sector and, through the incorporation of technology in all its processes, is at the forefront of the industry. NIU Foods has five brands, and the most relevant is NIU Sushi, the largest sushi chain in Chile. The other brands include Guacamole (Tex-Mex), Kaothai (Thai), Pollo Taquilla (fried chicken) and Luigi's (Italian).

Stars is the investment group of the Ibáñez Atkinson family based in Santiago, Chile, with extensive business experience in multiple industries. Founded from the sale of the Chilean supermarket chain Líder to Walmart in 2009, Stars has promoted investments in healthcare (Clínica Meds), infrastructure (Essal, SAAM), industry (Enaex), real estate (Indesa, Stars REI) and venture capital (Kayyak Ventures), among others.

Oaklins’ team in Chile acted as financial advisor to NIU Foods’ shareholders in the transaction, which involved a structured and competitive process.

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 José Tomás Brahm

José Tomás Brahm

Director
Santiago, Chile
Oaklins LarrainVial
 Felipe  Porzio

Felipe Porzio

Managing Partner
Santiago, Chile
Oaklins LarrainVial
 Nicole  Leigh

Nicole Leigh

Analyst
Santiago, Chile
Oaklins LarrainVial

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