Roquette Frères’ Acquisition of Itacel Farmoquimica Ltda


Mattos Filho, Veiga FIlho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga and Graça Couto, Sequerra, Levitinas, Bicudo, Leal & Abby advised on the deal

The acquisition of Itacel will reinforce Roquette’s position as a major supplier to the pharmaceutical industry and a global leader in natural-based pharmaceutical excipients solutions. The combination of the two businesses will contribute to Roquette’s strategic growth plan in the Food, Nutrition and Health markets, and will create new opportunities for Roquette and Blanver’s customers and employees.

Itacel is headquartered in Itapevi, Brazil, near Sa~o Paulo, and offers a large range of products (binders, fillers, disintegrants) to an attractive client base that includes major pharmaceutical and food companies around the world. With over 300 employees, Itacel benefits from a modern manufacturing plant with Research and Development laboratory facilities.

Roquette Frères S.A. engages in the production of starch and starch derivatives. The company, led by Jean-Marc Gilson and François Mabille, transforms renewable resources corn, wheat, potatoes, and peas into ingredients for food and non-food industries worldwide.

Roquette Frères S.A.:

Mattos Filho, Veiga FIlho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga advised with Paula Vieira de Oliveira (Picture), Francisco Coutinho and Daniela Adler Pimentel Duarte.

Graça Couto, Sequerra, Levitinas, Bicudo, Leal & Abby advised Blanver Farmacêutica e Farmoquímica S.A. with Natalie Sequerra.

Involved fees earner: Natalie Sequerra – Graça Couto, Sequerra, Levitinas, Bicudo, Leal & Abby ; Paula Vieira de Oliveira – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Francisco Almeida Prado de Andrade Coutinho – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Daniela Adler Pimentel Duarte – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga;

Law Firms: Graça Couto, Sequerra, Levitinas, Bicudo, Leal & Abby ; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga;

Clients: Roquette Frères S.A. ; Blanver Farmoquimica Ltd;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.