Minerva’s Acquisition of JBS Argentina S.A., JBS Paraguay S.A., Industria Paraguaya Frigorífica S.A. and Frigorífico Canelones S.A.


Stocche Forbes Advogados and Mattos Filho (Brazil), Beccar Varela and Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina), Guyer & Regules and Lapique & Santeugini Abogados (Uruguay), and Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados and Mersan Abogados (Paraguay) advise on the deal

Pul Argentina S.A., Frigomerc S.A. and Pulsa S.A. operating as subsidiaries of Minerva S.A., completed on July 31st, 2017 the acquisition of shares representing 100% of the capital stock of JBS Argentina S.A., JBS Paraguay S.A., Industria Paraguaya Frigorífica S.A. and Frigorífico Canelones S.A., which were up until this date held by JBS S.A. and JBS Handels GmbH, pursuant to the share purchase agreement executed on June 5th, 2017.

Minerva S.A. engages in the farming and slaughtering of livestock and processing of meat in Brazil. It operates through Beef, Pork, and Poultry processing segments. The company, led by Fernando Galletti De Queiroz, Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho and Iain Anderson Mars, operates 17 slaughtering and boning plants comprising 11 in Brazil, 3 in Paraguay, 2 in Uruguay, and 1 in Colombia.

JBS S.A., a food company, engages in the processing and trading of animal protein in Brazil and internationally. The company, led by Wesley Mendonça Batista, André Nogueira, Gilberto Tomazoni, Miguel De Souza Gularte and Enéas Pestana, is based in Sao Paulo.

Stocche Forbes Advogados advised Minerva with a team including Guilherme Forbes (Picture), Gabriela Bonfim de Almeida Braga, André Bandeira de Mello and Giuliana Pescarolli Spadoni

O.C. Arruda Sampaio advised Minerva with a team including André Sampaio (Antitrust)

In Argentina, Beccar Varela advised Minerva with a team including Horacio E. Beccar Varela, Casiana Silveyra Perdriel and Lucía Guardone.

In Uruguay, Guyer & Regules advised Minerva with Alvaro Tarabal, Juan Manuel Mercant, Martina Reyes, Jimena Lanzani, Emilia Cadenas and Pilar Alvarez.

In Paraguay, Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados advised Minerva with José Moreno Ruffinelli, Maria Esmeralda Moreno, Rodriguez Alcalá and Carlos Darío Ruffinelli.

Mattos Filho advised JBS with a team including Hiram Bandeira Pagano Filho, Marcio Dias Soares, Victor Gelli Cavalcanti and Bruna Pavanello.

In Argentina, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal advised JBS with Pablo Andrés Artagaveytia, María Fernanda Molina, Maria Virginia Canzonieri, Melisa Dotta and Ignacio Torino.

In Uruguay Lapique & Santeugini Abogados advised JBS with Luis Lapique.

In Paraguay, Mersan Abogados advised JBS with Carlos T. Mersan Galli.

Involved fees earner: José Antonio Moreno Ruffinelli – Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados; Maria Esmeralda Moreno Rodriguez Alcalá – Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados; Carlos Darío Ruffinelli – Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados; André Sampaio – O.C. Arruda Sampaio ; Guilherme Forbes – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Gabriela Bonfim de A. Braga – Stocche Forbes Advogados; Álvaro Tarabal – Guyer & Regules; Juan Manuel Mercant – Guyer & Regules; Martina Reyes – Guyer & Regules; Emilia Cadenas – Guyer & Regules; Pilar Alvarez – Guyer & Regules; Horacio Esteban Beccar Varela – Estudio Beccar Varela; Casiana Silveyra Perdriel – Estudio Beccar Varela; Lucía Guardone – Estudio Beccar Varela;

Law Firms: Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados; O.C. Arruda Sampaio ; Stocche Forbes Advogados; Guyer & Regules; Estudio Beccar Varela;

Clients: Minerva S.A.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.