Colombo Coffee Company receives Rs100Mn investment from Akbar Brothers

(L to R): Gehan Dias Nath Kottegoda, Hiran Embuldeniya, Aravinda de Silva, Imran Akbarally, Zainab Abbas and Hussain Akbarally

Colombo Coffee Company (CCC), Sri Lanka’s largest coffee solutions provider and café operator, reached an agreement with Akbar Brothers for a LKR 100Mn growth equity investment. This will further cement CCC’s position as the market leader in providing coffee solutions for the HORECA segment through leading brands such as Lavazza, Toscana, La Cimbali and Gaggia. With this investment CCC will also be looking to expand its presence as the largest operator of cafés in Sri Lanka through its Barista and Caramel Pumpkin brands.

Imran Akbarally, Director of Akbar Brothers said: “Being the largest tea exporter in Sri Lanka, it made sense for us to partner with CCC to better serve customers with tea and coffee solutions. We are very excited about this new partnership and having Ironwood Capital Partners and Crossbrand Investments as our co-investors in this journey.”

Hiran Embuldeniya, Chairman of Colombo Coffee Company added: “Thanks to a combined effort from the group, we are enjoying our strongest position yet within the HORECA and café segment in Sri Lanka. Having Akbar Brothers on this journey allows us to expedite growth, and drive initiatives
such as bringing back Sri Lankan coffee to the global map.”

(Media Release)