CMS advises on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of SGEL Libros

CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo has advised Logista Libros, a subsidiary of the IBEX 35 listed company Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings, in the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of SGEL Libros, a company engaged in the distribution, purchase and sale and publishing of books and other publications.

With this strategic acquisition, Logista Libros strengthens its leadership as the largest independent book distributor in Spain with the incorporation of important publishing funds, also adding the distribution of educational books to its catalog. In fiscal 2022, SGEL Libros recorded sales of €50 million.

Íñigo Meirás, CEO of Logista, explained that “this acquisition reinforces our strategy of diversification and growth. The company’s commitment to the book sector is clear, increasing our presence in this market with the aim of continuing to strengthen Logista’s leadership in it.

Daniel Oropesa, CEO of Logista Libros, said, “By incorporating SGEL Libros, we are strengthening our leadership position and our clear commitment to this sector. In addition, this acquisition demonstrates our commitment to providing value-added solutions tailored to the needs of our customers and the market.

This transaction has been coordinated by Rafael Suárez de Lezo, president of the firm and led by Ignacio Zarzalejos, partner in the corporate / M&A area and by Ana Vázquez, associate in the same area.

Other participants were Elena Esparza, Cristina Ridruejo and Inés Alcañiz from the labour team, Carlos Vérgez and Eduardo Crespo from the competition team.

Julia Gil