PNSA assisted its long-standing client Ameropa, worldwide leading Swiss grain and fertilizer trader, on the acquisition of additional 30% share stake in the agribusiness companies Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu, the strongest distributors of agri inputs and outputs in the northern part of Romania. Following to the initial 2018 acquisition of 40% share stakes, the new transaction offers Ameropa the 70% controlling stake in the two distribution players.
The new transactions, which entailed also a complex pre-closing corporate restructuring, have received also the approval of the Competition Council.
PNSA team was led by Partner Bogdan C. Stoica along with Senior Associate Claudia Salomia. Competition Partner Mihaela Ion and Tax Partner Raluca Rusu as well as Associates Ioana Lazăr, Ștefan Popa and Radu Canțăr were also directly involved in the Project.
In the recent years, PNSA also advised Ameropa on its entire acquisition and investment program in Romania involving the acquisition of Azomureş Târgu Mureş (the largest fertilizer manufacturer in Romania), Chimpex (one of the largest port operators in Constanta Harbour) and Ameropa Grains (former Comcereal Constanta and top 3 agri inputs and outputs trader in Romania), as well as of various silos, storage and distribution facilities and/or business lines from various players.
PNSA has advised Ameropa for 12 years, since its entry in Romania.