Raízen’s $850 Million Syndicated Loan


Davis Polk & Wardwell, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno, TozziniFreire and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi advised on the transaction


Raízen secured an $850 Million Syndicated loan to finance the acquisition of Shell Business in Argentina from a Banking Syndicate including

Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, J.P. Morgan, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Scotiabank.

Raízen Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the sugar, ethanol, and energy businesses in Brazil, rest of South America, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, Africa, and Oceania. The company, led by Luis Henrique Cals de Beauclair Guimarães, is based in Rio de Janeiro.

Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Raízen with Manuel Garciadiaz (Picture), Mario J. Verdolini, Drew Glover, Lourenço Lopes-Sabino, M. Brett Cameron.

In Argentina, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno advised Raízen with Diego Parise, Natalia Rauchberger and Catalina Sarrabayrouse.

TozziniFreire advised Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, J.P. Morgan, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Scotiabank with Alexei Bonamin, Kenneth Ferreira, Luiz Rafael de Vargas Maluf and Joyce Vicente Martins.

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi advised Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, J.P. Morgan, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Scotiabank with Alejandro Perelsztein, Emilio Díaz Reynolds and Facundo Sainato.

Involved fees earner: Alejandro Perelsztein – Bruchou, Ferna?ndez Madero & Lombardi; Emilio Díaz Reynolds – Bruchou, Ferna?ndez Madero & Lombardi; Facundo Sainato – Bruchou, Ferna?ndez Madero & Lombardi; Diego Parise – Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno Abogados; Natalia Rauchberger – Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno Abogados; Catalina Sarrabayrouse – Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno Abogados; Alexei Bonamin – Tozzini Freire ; Kenneth Antunes Ferreira – Tozzini Freire ; Manuel Garciadiaz – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Drew Glover – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Lourenço Lopes-Sabino – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Mario Verdolini – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Brett Cameron – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Bruchou, Ferna?ndez Madero & Lombardi; Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno Abogados; Tozzini Freire ; Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: Citigroup Inc.; Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; JP Morgan; Scotiabank; Raízen Energia; Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.