Grupo Soma’s Acquisition of Maria Filó

Pinheiro Guimarães, Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragão Advogados and Caminati Bueno Advogados advised in the transaction.

Grupo Soma, a leading player in the Brazilian fashion industry, entered into an agreement to acquire Maria Filó, a Brazilian brand focused on women’s wear founded in 1997, currently operating 65 stores (owned and franchised stores). Maria Filó brand is also distributed to more than 400 multi-label fashion stores throughout the country.

Grupo Soma is among the largest retailers in Brazil, with more than 200 stores divided in six brands: Animale, Farm, Cris Barros, A.Brand, Fábula, Foxton and FYI. Maria Filó will remain an independent brand within Soma’s platform and its creative team will remain involved in the operation of the business.

Closing of the transaction remains subject to approval by Brazilian antitrust authorities.

Pinheiro Guimarães advised Grupo Soma with a team led by Rodrigo Marcilio (partner; Picture) and Maria Amélia Lisbão Senra (partner) and Bernardo Teixeira (associate).

Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragão Advogados advised the selling shareholders with a team led by partner Fábio Henrique Peres and associate Rodrigo Mariani.

Caminati Bueno Advogados is advising Grupo Soma in respect of antitrust matters, with a team led by partner Eduardo Caminati and associate Guilherme Misale.

Involved fees earner: Rodrigo de Teive e Argollo Mariani – Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragào; Fábio Henrique Peres – Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragào; Eduardo Caminati Anders – Caminati Bueno; Guilherme Teno Castilho Misale – Caminati Bueno; Maria Amélia Lisbão Senra Mastrocola – Pinheiro Guimarães; Rodrigo Marcilio – Pinheiro Guimarães; Bernardo Romano Teixeira – Pinheiro Guimarães;

Law Firms: Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragào; Caminati Bueno; Pinheiro Guimarães;

Clients: Grupo Soma; Maria Filó;