Biosev S.A.’s $975 Million Refinancing and $1.27 Billion Capital Increase

Dias Carneiro Advogados, Norton Rose Fulbright, Santos Neto Advogados, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados and White&Case LLP advised on the transaction

Biosev S.A., a Brazilian listed company, part of Louis Dreyfus Group and one of the world’s leading companies in the production of sugar, ethanol and energy, executed its BRL 3,66 billion global debt refinancing involving 11 Brazilian and foreign financial institutions, including 2 bank syndicates, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Itaú Unibanco and BTG Pactual.

In the context of the debt refinancing, Biosev has also approved a capital increase of up to BRL4,79 billion through the issuance of 1,109,480,792 new ordinary shares at the price of BRL4.32 per share. Under the terms of such capital increase, its controlling company, Louis Dreyfus Group undertook to subscribe 800,752,314 shares.

Dias Carneiro Advogados advised Biosev S.A with a team including Thiago Vallandro Flores (Picture), Gustavo Junqueira, Paulo Leme and Murilo Balarin.

Norton Rose Fulbright advised Biosev S.A. with a team including Alison Baxter and Camilla Arno Sant’Anna.

In Brazil, Santos Neto Advogados advised Bradesco, Itaú Unibanco and BTG Pactual with Domício Santos Neto, Gabriel Leutewiler

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados advised Banco do Brasil with Fabrizio Sasdelli, Gustavo Cunha

Anna Luiza Piragibe de Almeida Maximiano Figueiredo

White&Case LLP advised the Bank Syndicates with James Hardy, John Anderson and Adam Zagajewski.

Norton Rose advised the Bank Syndicates with Charles Johnson and Diego Brandao.


Involved fees earner: Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli – Lobo & de Rizzo; Gustavo Silveira Cunha – Lobo & de Rizzo; Anna Luiza Piragibe de Almeida – Lobo & de Rizzo; Thiago Vallandro Flores – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Gustavo Junqueira – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Paulo Leme – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Murilo Balarin Prado – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Alison Baxter – Norton Rose Fulbright; Camilla Arno Sant’Anna – Norton Rose Fulbright; Charles Johnson – Norton Rose Fulbright; Diego Brandao – Norton Rose Fulbright; Domício Santos Neto – Santos Neto; Gabriel Buscarini Leutewiler – Santos Neto; James Hardy – White & Case; John Anderson – White & Case; Adam Zagajewski – White & Case;

Law Firms: Lobo & de Rizzo; Dias Carneiro Advogados; Norton Rose Fulbright; Santos Neto; White & Case;

Clients: BTG Pactual; Banco Bradesco BBI S.A.; Banco do Brasil; Itaù Unibanco; Biosev SA;



Author: Ambrogio Visconti.