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Italian coffee-maker Massimo Zanetti acquires Brazil's Cafe Pacaembu

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group SpA said Oct. 14 that it acquired Brazil's Café Pacaembu in a bid to boost its presence in Brazil.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Italian coffee-maker said the deal would raise its revenues in the world's second-largest consumer market for coffee to about 130 million Brazilian reais in 2019.

Café Pacaembu was founded in 1957. The Brazilian coffee-maker owns a plant for producing ground coffee and markets its own brand of coffee.

"The acquisition of Café Pacaembu which, with over 60 years of history, represents the traditional coffee of Brazil, will allow our group to seize growth opportunities in Brazil," Chairman and CEO Massimo Zanetti said in a statement.

Following the acquisition, Café Pacaembu's current management team and one of the company's founders will continue to lead the company to ensure operating continuity.

Massimo Zanetti's stock closed up 1.03% to €5.86 on Oct. 14.

As of Oct. 14, US$1 was equivalent to 4.13 Brazilian reais.