Private equity firm Permira has invested in sushi company Hana Group, in a transaction that sees private equity firm TA Associates exit its investment in the firm.
Hana was founded in 2012 and provides freshly prepared sushi “on the go” in 900 grocery retailers. It is currently in 12 markets, including the US, France, UK, Spain and Italy.
It has grown rapidly over the past seven years both organically and through acquisition and now has more than 4000 employees.
Yann Coleou, CEO of Hana Group, said: “I am confident that Permira’s involvement will be beneficial for our clients, customers and our team.”
Alexandre Margoline, Partner and Head of France at Permira, added: "We are very excited by the breadth of growth opportunities ahead, including new geographies, channels and clients. Leveraging its core capabilities across both B2B and B2C propositions, Hana is the perfect platform from which to build a global provider of freshly prepared meal solutions.”