Gordon Brothers to Sell Machinery & Equipment Formerly Used by José Sánchez Peñate

Madrid, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, is offering for immediate sale by private treaty machinery and equipment from four plants in the Canary Islands formerly leased by the firm to the Spanish food products manufacturer and distributor José Sánchez Peñate.

José Sánchez Peñate primarily produced dairy products from two plants in Tenerife, Spain and manufactured and supplied coffee and bakery products from two plants in Gran Canaria. The complete plant and available machinery equipment are as follows:

  • Milk plant, including preparation, mixing, sterilization, cooling, packaging and palletizing systems.
  • Yoghurt plant, including raw material reception, pasteurization of milk, mixing station, pasteurization of yoghurt, addition of starter, fermentation, packaging, palletizing, cooling and storage.
  • Coffee plant, including raw materials reception, recipe preparation, roasting, milling, packing of coffee beans for restaurants or ground coffee, packaging, palletizing and storage.
  • Bakery plant, including raw materials reception, kneading machines, forming machines, cutting and boarding, fermentation area, baking and cooling, packaging and palletizing.

“This unprecedented food manufacturing plant sale is already generating global interest and is an amazing opportunity to acquire machinery and equipment worth millions of euros,” said Duncan Ainscough, Managing Director, Commercial & Industrial at Gordon Brothers. “With over €95 billion of assets appraised and disposed in the food and beverage industry, we are a trusted partner with a deep understanding of this sector and a strong history in maximizing asset value for companies in Spain and throughout Europe.”

The machinery and equipment is installed and inspections are available by appointment only. To view the full list of available assets, visit Gordon Brothers’ website: www.gordonbrothers.com/JSP.

About Gordon Brothers

Since 1903, Gordon Brothers (www.gordonbrothers.com) has helped lenders, management teams, advisors and investors move forward through change. The firm brings a powerful combination of expertise and capital to clients, developing customized solutions on an integrated or standalone basis across four services areas: valuations, dispositions, financing and investment. Whether to fuel growth or facilitate strategic consolidation, Gordon Brothers partners with companies in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors to provide maximum liquidity, put assets to their highest and best use and mitigate liabilities. The firm conducts more than $100 billion worth of dispositions and appraisals annually and provides both short- and long-term capital to clients undergoing transformation. Gordon Brothers lends against and invests in brands, real estate, inventory, receivables, machinery, equipment and other assets, both together and individually, to provide clients liquidity solutions beyond its market-leading disposition and appraisal services. The firm is headquartered in Boston, with over 30 offices across five continents.

Lauren Nadeau
Gordon Brothers

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Nearly 65,000 children displaced due to violent clashes in eastern DR Congo

KINSHASA— More than 122,000 people are reported to have fled their homes in one day following escalating conflict in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), leaving thousands of children vulnerable to abuse, according to a report released by a global charity.

Given that children comprise 53 percent of the DRC’s population, it is estimated that 65,000 children are displaced, according to a report by Save the Children, citing United Nations data.

Armed clashes from Jan 24 to Jan 25 between rebels of the March 23 Movement and the DRC Armed Forces in areas around Kitshanga, about 60 km west of the North Kivu capital Goma, have led to mass displacement, with the numbers likely to increase as the conflict continues to rage, according to the report.

In other areas of the eastern DRC, people are being killed and uprooted from their homes in an alarming wave of attacks against civilians.

More than 200 civilians have been killed by armed groups in Ituri province in the last six weeks, as 2,000 houses were destroyed and 80 schools closed or destroyed, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees said. Healthcare facilities were looted, making it increasingly difficult for people to access health care.

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba denounced in late January that the situation for children in the eastern provinces of DRC has deteriorated “drastically” in recent months, urging “those responsible for atrocities” to be held accountable.


South Africa: Gauteng bolster fight against crime with 6,000 young recruits as crime wardens

JOHANNESBURG— The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has welcomed some 6,000 crime prevention wardens in an effort to augment crime fighting efforts made by SAPS and Metropolitan Police Departments.

The 6,000 recruits – who are young people – will undergo at least three months of training before being deployed to 361 wards in the province including townships, informal settlements and hostels.

Addressing the young recruits, Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi reminded them of the task at hand.

“We can’t live in a country of lawlessness. We can’t live in a country where people do crime easily. We can’t live in a country where people kidnap anyone they want to at any time. We can’t live in a country where people will put a shack or informal settlement anywhere [and] at any time. We can’t live in a country where people will just steal pipes and all the valuables of society and we can’t live in a society where women will be afraid to be women during the day and during the night.

“We have to stop it and you have the capability to go and stop it. You have that talent to go and stop it. You have the resources we are going to give you to go and stop it,” he said.

Once trained, the recruits will be responsible for, amongst others: Ensuring police visibility and timeous response to incidents at ward level; Gathering community intelligence for early warning by working with community structures; Tackling lawlessness through heightened enforcement; Working with government to prevent land invasion and illegal land occupation; Prevent incidents of damage to public infrastructure ; and Work with schools to provide necessary support and response.

The premier told the 6,000 young people that the GPG is placing its trust in them.

“People didn’t believe that we have these young men and women that will be ready to respond to the call to fight crime. As you enter this space, young people, you must know that we risked…the finances of government for you to be here. It must not be in vain.

“We had many choices. The first choice was to go to traffic police in all local municipalities and say please add this number. We also had a choice to go to the SAPS [South African Police Service]. But we had this vision that we need a force, we need a unit of young men and women who will have strict orders [to fight crime in wards],” he said.


Cuba ratifies Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Cooperation Mechanism

HAVANA— Cuba affirmed its commitment of solidarity and cooperation as part of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, by ratifying the revised version of the Georgetown Agreement.

Cuba ambassador to Belgium and the European Union Yaira Jimenez handed in the instrument ratifying Cuba’s support of the principles of the organization, which aim at sustainable development, the participation of its member states in global economy and the eradication of poverty.

The original document signed by Cuba—already handed in in October in digital format—was received in Brussels by the legal advisor to the organization Emmanuel Opuko Awuku.

The Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, made up of 79 developing nations, and the European Union signed in 1975 a commercial and cooperation accord under the Lome Convention, which clearly stands against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.