SouthRock Bids for Shareholder of Eataly Unit in Brazil

  • Buyout firm to pay $67 million for around 50% of St. Marche
  • St. Marche said to seek stake sale to pay debt, expand

SouthRock Capital, a Sao Paulo-based private-equity firm founded last year, offered about 220 million reais ($67 million) for a stake in closely held grocer St. Marche group, a shareholder in the Brazilian unit of gourmet-food chain Eataly, said two people familiar with the proposal.

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