AGRIBUSINESS Souza, Cescon provides a broad range of legal services in connection with structuring, negotiating, and implementing transactions in the agribusiness sector. Our practice includes
TRADE FINANCE TRANSACTIONS: Angélica Agroenergia - export prepayment finance.
representing producers, lenders and financial institutions
Usina Moema - export prepayment finance.
in export prepayment finance deals and other complex
Paraíso Bioenergia - export prepayment finance.
structured and trade finance transactions. We have also a
strong securitization practice including in the creation of
U.S.J. Açúcar e Álcool S.A. - export prepayment finance.
Equipav S.A. Açúcar e Álcool - export prepayment finance.
notes (CCRs), agribusiness credit right certificates (CDCAs),
Agropecuária Maggi - export prepayment finance.
agribusiness commercial notes (NCAs), rural products
Usina Cerradinho Açúcar e Alcool S.A. - export
also advise clients in the agribusiness industry in several
Fiagril Agromercantil Ltda. - export prepayment finance.
M&A deals involving assets such as sugar mills and farmland,
Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool - export
among others. Within our capital markets practice, we advise
underwriters and issuers in the agribusiness industry in
several debt and equity offerings. Our real estate practice
Quatro Marcos Ltda. - export prepayment finance
is also active in advising Brazilian and international
Bunge Fertilizantes S.A. - structured finance transactions for
investments in the sugar and ethanol sectors.
Receivables Investment Funds - FIDC backed by rural credit
certificates (CPRs) and other rural credit instruments. We
clients in the acquisition, lease and sale of farmland as well as other transactions backed by real property.
Cargill Agrícola S.A. - structured finance transactions for
investments in the sugar sector.
Souza, Cescon has been recognized by several publications, including Chambers and Partners, as a leading firm in its fields of expertise. Eight of our partners have also been recognized
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by Chambers and Partners as leading professionals in
their respective fields of practice. We have participated in
some of the most significant and innovative transactions
recently done in Brazil, including financing, securitization,
capital markets and M&A deals in the agribusiness sector.
Below is a sample of our recent experience in this area.
Mitsubishi Corporation - equity investment in company holding sugar mill assets;
Bunge Fertilizantes - acquisition of sugar mills and corporate
reorganization in course as a result of merger with Fertilizantes Fosfatados - Fosfertil.
Cargill Agrícola - acquisition of sugar mills. Grupo Unialco - joint venture with foreign investors
contemplating investment in green-field ethanol projects.
Canavialis - advice to Votorantim Novos Negócios Ltda. in the
incorporation and negotiation of a joint venture to operate in
the field of genetic improvement and commercialization of
sugar cane seedlings, called Canaviallis S.A.
Alellyx - advice to Votorantim Novos Negócios Ltda. in the
incorporation and negotiation of a joint venture to act in the biotechnology industry, called Alellyx S.A.
CAPITAL MARKETS: Nutriplant - initial public offering.
Cosan Ltd. - initial public offering (BDRs) and exchange offer.
Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comércio - initial public offering and
issuance of Bonds and Perpetual Notes.
Nova América S.A. Agroenergia - debentures.
Fertilizantes Fosfatados S.A. - Fosfertil - public tender offer.
Perdigão S.A. - public tender offer.
Brenco - Companhia Brasileira de Energia Renovável - First
Issuance of Commecial Papers.
SECURITIZATION: FIDC Deutsche Bank-Ber Capital Agronegócios - credit rights
investment fund structured by Deutsche Bank and Ber Capital to
acquire rural credit instruments.
Multicrédito I FIDC - credit rights investment fund structured by
BER Capital to acquire rural credit instruments.
FIDC Mercantis Agro MS - credit rights investment fund
structured by Deutsche Bank to acquire credit instruments
related to agribusiness suppliers and service providers.
Brenco - Companhia Brasileira de Energia Renovável -
development of ethanol pipelines.
For any information as to this practice area, please contact any of
Rua Funchal 418 - 11º andar 04551 060 São Paulo SP Brasil T. (55 11) 3089.6500 F. (55 11) 3089.6565
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Agosto / 2008
the following partners.