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ARIAS ADVISED GRUPO RUDELMAN IN THE SALE OF ITS BUSINESS TO INCHCAPE PLC.

March, 2018

Arias El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama advised Grupo Rudelman in the sale of its business operations. Grupo Rudelman is a well-known and regarded family group operating in several Central American jurisdictions, in the business of distribution and commercialization of automobiles. Arias participated in all the M&A stages, including a preliminary bidding process, the vendors’ due diligence, documentation drafting and negotiation, and transaction execution and closing.

The buyer, Inchcape plc, is a leading independent multi-brand automotive distributor and retailer with global scale. After the successful acquisition, Inchcape’s CEO commented:

“The acquisition of a second scale Distribution platform in Latin America in two years highlights our commitment to investing for growth and allocating capital in a disciplined manner. We are acquiring a strong, well-managed business and I am very pleased to welcome the Grupo Rudelman team to Inchcape (…)”

This transaction took place on March 26, 2018.

Arias Team of advisors to Grupo Rudelman (Seller):

El Salvador:

Zygmunt Brett (Partner), lead counsel in the transaction.

Costa Rica:

Andrey Dorado (Partner)

Tracy Varela (Associate)

Alberto Carrillo (Paralegal)

Panama:

María Cristina Fábrega de Duque (Associate)

María Elena Moreno (Associate)

Mayrolis Parnther Rodríguez (Associate)

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