Bodega del Fin del Mundo’s Capital Reorganization

Beccar Varela and Bomchil advised on the transaction

Viola family and Grupo Corporación América executed the reorganization of Bodega del Fin del Mundo (BDFM), founded by Julio Viola.

The separation was instrumented through various agreements, including stock purchase agreements, asset transfer agreements, and agreements involving the assignment of assets, debts and guarantees, under which each party will operate different companies and brands. The Viola family will continue to operate Malma Wineries, under the company’s brands, while Free Stores (belonging to CAS Group) will operate BDFM and its related companies with their brands. The transaction closed on March 13, 2019.

Bodega del Fin del Mundo was established in 1999 by Julio Viola, who conceived the creation of a new wine pole in South Argentina. It was the first winery to be built in San Patricio del Chañar, located 55 km. from Neuquén. The winery has a state-of-the-art technology.

Beccar Varela represented Viola family with Agustín Waisman (Picture) María Shakespear and Mercedes Pando.

Bomchil advised Free Stores (Grupo CAS) with Tomás Araya,  Florencia Pagani, Vanina Fiszbein and Mariana Viola.

Involved fees earner: Mercedes Pando – Beccar Varela; María Shakespear – Beccar Varela; Agustín Waissman – Beccar Varela; Tomás Araya – M. & M. Bomchil; Vanina Fiszbein – M. & M. Bomchil; Florencia Pagani – M. & M. Bomchil;

Law Firms: Beccar Varela; M. & M. Bomchil;

Clients: Corporacion America; Julio Viola;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.