MFT Group to bring Salad Stop, La Lola overseas

MFT Group to bring Salad Stop, La Lola overseas

By: Arra B. Francia | August 21, 2018

Source: BusinessWorld

PRIVATE EQUITY firm MFT Group is investing $3 million this year to expand its food business under brands Salad Stop and La Lola Churreria overseas.

MFT Group, named after its Chief Executive Officer Mica F. Tan, said it is focusing on growing its food business in the coming years, eyeing an initial 10 to 15 branches from the two brands.

The company said it is also bullish on expanding its medical business after recently acquiring Hong Kong’s Meihao Corp., which provides medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and health institutions in the country.

“We are the preferred supplier because we are a one-stop-shop and they just give us their purchase orders of all the equipment they need. We can source it for them while other suppliers can only provide some of the equipment needed,” Ms. Tan said.

MFT Chief Corporate Development Officer Parker Ong said Meihao generated around P500 million in sales of medical equipment such as MRIs and X-Ray machines sourced from China, Japan, and Germany. This year, Mr. Ong said they are on track to double 2017’s revenues to P1 billion.

Founded in 2014, the MFT Group is a private equity firm that focuses on family legacy businesses to help them establish a sustainable financial footing. Its assets now stand at P3.2 billion, with investments in different industries such as financial services and technology, credit, health care, real estate, petroleum, lifestyle and entertainment.

The company’s strategies in investing in firms include full acquisition, majority acquisition, or the purchase of shares equal to influential minority.

“Our management control depends on synergy, and see if there’s a match and what we can bring to the family,” MFT Chief Operating Officer Eric F. Tan said during the briefing.

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