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Pegasus Exits Peruvian Fuel Importer Pure Biofuels Del Peru

14 May 2018

U.S. private equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors has sold its stake in Pure Biofuels Del Peru, the third largest fuels importer in Peru, to a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation.

(Press Release) Pegasus Capital Advisors (“Pegasus”), Company Management and minority shareholders have sold their equity interests in Pure Biofuels Del Peru, SAC (“PBF”) to a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”). PBF, as the third largest fuels importer in Peru, maintains a leading supply platform with a base of over 500 customers, including retailers, miners, and airlines. The transaction, which was funded with cash, also includes refined products terminals in Callao, near Lima, and in Paita, near Piura in northern Peru. Pegasus and Management purchased the equity of Pure Biofuels in April of 2012.

Over the course of its investment, Pegasus partnered with Company Management to deleverage the balance sheet and provide strategic growth capital to drive a very significant ramp-up in PBF’s operational capacity and utilization, resulting in an increase from 24 million gallons in 2012 to 270
million in 2017.

“Pegasus’ investment in PBF aligned with the firm’s focus on sustainability. To meet governmentmandated clean fuel requirements set forth to reduce air pollution, the Peruvian refined products market is highly dependent on importing fuels. Our partnership with PBF has transformed a modern but once moribund terminal into a critical, cleaner energy infrastructure asset for Peru,” said Alec Machiels, a Partner at Pegasus.

“Pegasus’ capabilities in applying ESG principles as drivers of performance together with a skilled and entrepreneurial management team were the foundations of a lasting energy platform which now forms a vital part of Peru’s cleaner energy infrastructure,” added Craig Cogut, Chairman and
CEO at Pegasus.

“PBF was able to quickly and dramatically expand its operations without losing consideration for the environment, the health and safety of our employees and the relationship with the communities in which we operate. Pegasus’ flexible capital solution, its entrepreneurial attitude and intellectual Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. 99 River Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 capital matched the needs of the opportunity to take PBF to the next chapter of its development,” said CEO Alberto Pinto.