American Vanguard Corporation’a Acquisition of 100% stake in Agricenter, S.A.


Arias and Dentons Muñoz advised on the deal

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Netherlands BV, will acquire Grupo Agricenter to reinforce its commercial, technical and development structure in the Latin-American region. AMVAC has been a key player in the Latin American agricultural sector for more than a decade and has become a leader in the nematicides segment for crops such as banana and pineapple.

The acquisition of Grupo Agricenter, a well-established distributor of multiple crop protection products in seven Central American and Caribbean countries, will considerably expand AMVAC’s product and service offerings in the region.

Grupo Agricenter is a leader in agricultural solutions with presence in seven countries in the Central American and Caribbean regions. It is the first company certified as carbon neutral in its category of business, possesses a proactive and dynamic team, a successful commercial platform, and a well consolidated program of Corporate Social Responsibility.

American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and management, turf and ornamentals management and public and animal health. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 Index.

Arias advised Amvac Netherlands BV with Andrey Dorado (Picture) Carolina Flores, Tracy Varela, Melania Dittel and Alberto Carrillo.

Dentons Muñoz advised Agricenter, S.A. with José Antonio Muñoz, Pedro Muñoz, Daniel Araya, Anna Karina Jiménez, Monserrat Guitart, Diego Salas, Diana Smith, Donato Rivas, Daniel Rodríguez and Ariana Lizano.

Involved fees earner: José Antonio Muñoz – Dentons Muñoz; Pedro Muñoz – Dentons Muñoz; Daniel Araya – Dentons Muñoz; Diana Smith Calvo – Dentons Muñoz; Anna Karina Jiménez – Dentons Muñoz; Daniel Rodríguez – Dentons Muñoz; Monserrat Guitart – Dentons Muñoz; Ariana Lizano – Dentons Muñoz; Donato Rivas – Dentons Muñoz; Andrey Dorado – Arias ; Tracy Varela – Arias ; Melania Dittel – Arias ; Carolina Flores – Arias ;

Law Firms: Dentons Muñoz; Arias ;

Clients: Amvac Netherlands BV; Agricenter S.A. ;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.