DLA Piper, Garrigues advise on Nazca´s acquisition of SeproTec

DLA Piper has advised Nazca Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in SeproTec, advised by Garrigues

Nazca Capital has acquired, through the Nazca IV Fund, a majority stake in SeproTec, which specialises in translation and interpretation services, and in the provision of industrial property management services through its subsidiary Ship Global IP. SeproTec has the technology and its own online platform to offer services to large multinationals and public administrations internationally. Juan Julián León (CEO and founder) and Fernando Ruiz de Assín (corporate general manager) have reinvested in the operation, together with Nazca, who will continue to lead the development of the companies.

SeproTec has 30 years’ experience in patent translation and has accumulated extensive databases specialising in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, health sciences and industry. In addition, it specialises in providing translation and interpreting services to national and international public administrations. The company is internationalised (more than 50% of sales outside Spain), with offices in Basel (Switzerland), Krakow (Poland) and Austin (USA).

Juan Julián León, CEO and shareholder of SeproTec, said: “The incorporation of Nazca into SeproTec is a particularly important milestone in the company’s history. We expect our international expansion and technological development to accelerate even further with the support of the Nazca team, which has already demonstrated its ability to add value and dynamize our strategic thinking during the process of incorporation to our capital.”

Carlos Pérez de Jáuregui, partner of Nazca commented: “Our investment in SeproTec is a great opportunity to participate in the technological transformation and growth that is taking place in industrial property and translation services. We are very excited and convinced of the success of the project, which has a great team led by Juan Julián and the positioning of the company in high added value niches.”

AZ Capital, PwC, Roland Berger and DLA Piper have advised Nazca on this transaction, while KPMG and Garrigues have advised the sellers.

The DLA Piper´s team was formed by Corporate partner Joaquín Echánove (pictured top left), IPT partner Paula Gonzales de Castejón (pictured top centre), Corporate senior associate Pablo García (pictured bottom left), and Corporate associate Luis Gutiérrez (pictured bottom centre).

Garrigues´ team advising Seprotec was led by Corporate/Commercial partner Francisco Martinez Iglesias (pictured top right), and senior associate María Caño (pictured bottom right).

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