Construtora São José, FRAM Capital, BTG Pactual and Credit Suisse’s Logistics Projects in Latin America

TozziniFreire Advogados acted as counsel to Ford, Lefosse Advogados advised Fram Capital and BTG Pactual Logística Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário, Mattos Filho advised Fram Capital, and Pinheiro Guimarães acted as counsel to investors from Credit Suisse on the deal. Stocche Forbes provided due diligence services to Construtora São José and Fram Capital.

Construtora São José and a real estate fund managed by Brazilian private equity company FRAM Capital acquired a 110,000 square meter real estate property from US car manufacturer Ford located in the city of São Bernardo, state of São Paulo. BTG Pactual Logística Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário and the wealth management branch of Credit Suisse were also involved as investors.

The investors stated that the intention is to develop the former assembly plant facility into a wide-scale logistics warehouse within the next three years, which will become one of the largest projects of its kind in Latin America.

The transaction closed on October 30. While the overall acquisition value was not disclosed, investors are expected to inject more than USD220 million in the project, which construction will be managed by Brazilian construction group Construtora São José.

TozziniFreire Advogados acted as counsel to Ford, with a team led by partners Adriana Mathias Baptista, Julio Gonzaga Andrade Neve, Vinicius Jucá Alves, Pablo Meira Queiroz and Tatiana Lins Cruz, and associates Gabriela Nunes Machado, Danilo Lambert Vieira de Sousa and Venicio Branquinho Pereira Filho.

Lefosse Advogados advised Fram Capital and BTG Pactual Logística Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário with a team led by partners Mauricio Paschoal and Andrea Caliento, counsel Lilian Toscani and associate Marcela Brasileiro

Mattos Filho advised Fram Capital with a team led by partners Rossana Fernandes Duarde, Flávio Lugão and Flavio Mifano, and associates João Henrique Lucas Teixeira, Ivanise Filatow, Vitor Faria and Rafhael Bentos.

Pinheiro Guimarães acted as counsel to investors from Credit Suisse with a team led by partners Paula Pessoa (Picture), Bruno Lardosa and Carolina Alonso, and associates Laura Domingues and Luiza Trindade.

Stocche Forbes provided due diligence services to Construtora São José and Fram Capital with a team led by partners Alexandre Clápis, Renato Coelho and Marcos Prado, and associates Vilmar Carreiro and Artur Fernandes.

Involved fees earner: Marcela Brasileiro – Lefosse; Andréa Caliento – Lefosse; Mauricio Paschoal – Lefosse; Lilian Toscani – Lefosse; Rossana Fernandes Duarte – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Ivanise Filatow – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Flávio Lugão – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Flávio Mifano – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Rafhael Romero Bentos – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; João Henrique Lucas Teixeira – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Carolina Alonso – Pinheiro Guimarães; Bruno Lardosa – Pinheiro Guimarães; Laura Moreira Domingues – Pinheiro Guimarães; Paula Pessôa – Pinheiro Guimarães; Luiza Trindade – Pinheiro Guimarães; Alexandre Laizo Clápis – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Artur Fernandes Andrezo – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Vilmar Lima Carreiro Filho – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Marcos Vinícius Passarelli Prado – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Renato Souza Coelho – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Venicio Branquinho Pereira Filho – Tozzini Freire ; Julio Gonzaga Andrade Neve – Tozzini Freire ; Vinicius Jucá Alves – Tozzini Freire ; Tatiana Lins Cruz – Tozzini Freire ; Adriana Mathias Baptista – Tozzini Freire ; Pablo Meira Queiroz – Tozzini Freire ; Gabriela Nunes Machado – Tozzini Freire ; Danilo Lambert Vieira de Sousa – Tozzini Freire ;

Law Firms: Lefosse; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Pinheiro Guimarães; Stocche Forbes Advogados; Tozzini Freire ;

Clients: BTG Pactual Logística Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário; Constructora San Jose SA; Credit Suisse; Ford Motor Co.; FRAM Capital;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.