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Foley & Lardner and TozziniFreire Advogados Represented Major Agribusiness Powerhouses in Investment in Brazil’s Grão Direto

Foley’s partner André Thiollier and TozziniFreire’s partners João Busin and Juliana Maluf led their firm’s transaction team



Foley represented Agribusiness Powerhouses
From left to right, André Thiollier, Cayman Weimer, João Busin and Juliana Soares Zaidan Maluf
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Bronstein Zilberberg represented Grão Direto

Foley & Lardner and TozziniFreire Advogados represented Agribusiness Powerhouses CargillLouis Dreyfus CompanyArcher Daniels Midland Company and Amaggi Agro in a Series-A2 strategic investment in Brazil’s Grão Direto.

 Grão Direto was founded in 2016 with the purpose of digitizing the agricultural commodity chain, helping farmers and buyers to transact in a more efficient, safe, and electronic way, generating a high efficient integration for the entire market.

The investment from global and local Agribusiness Powerhouses represented a major seal of approval for the Brazilian digital marketplace.

Transaction details of Foley’s representation of Agribusiness Powerhouses in Brazil

Details of this transaction in which Foley represented global and local Agribusiness Powerhouses investments in Grão Direto can be found in Brazil’s Grão Direto Lands Series-A2 from Agribusiness Powerhouses Cargill, Louis Dreyfus Company, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Amaggi Agro.

The Esquires and the Firms Behind the Deal

About Foley’s Representation of Agribusiness Powerhouses Cargill, Louis Dreyfus, ADM and Amaggi Agro

Foley & Lardner LLP acted as U.S. legal counsel to the Investors

André Thiollier in Foley represented Agribusiness Powerhouses
André Thiollier

The author of What is Driving Increasing Investment in the AgTech Sector and Latin America’s Investment Boom and the Pitfalls of American Jurisdiction, Foley’s Silicon Valley partner and Latin America specialist,  Andre Thiollier represented the Agribusiness Powerhouses CargillLouis Dreyfus CompanyADM – Archer Daniels Midland Company and Amaggi Agro, and led the Foley’s legal deal team in structuring the U.S. and international aspects of the transaction with contribution from corporate associate Cayman Weimer

In 2021 the firm made a major leap into the M&A Venture capital services from its Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, which has placed it as one of the top U.S. firms servicing Latin America, and specially Brazil, today.

The Am Law 50 Foley & Lardner is a US-based full service global law firm with over 26 offices around the globe. 

About TozziniFreire’s Representation of Agribusiness Powerhouses Cargill, Louis Dreyfus, ADM and Amaggi Agro

TozziniFreire Advogados acted as Brazilian legal counsel to the Investors with a team led by partners João Busin and Juliana Soares Zaindan Maluf with contribution from senior associate Cauê Jorge de Almeida.

João Busin and Juliana Maluf in Grão Direto
João Busin and Juliana Maluf 

The IFRL1000 and Legal 500 accredited partner João Busin is head of the Private Equity & Venture Capital practice group of TozziniFreire and together with Juliana Maluf are based in the São Paulo headquarters of the firm, and are regarded as renowned specialists in the M&A Venture Capital and emerging growth technology companies spaces.

The Latin America Chambers 2022 TozziniFreire is a full service law firm and one of the most traditional firms of Brazil with headquarters in São Paulo and offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Campinas, Porto Alegre, Caxias do Sul and New York. 

About Bronstein Zilberberg’s Representation of Grão Direto

Bronstein Zilberberg Chueiri Potenza Advogados  acted as Brazilian legal counsel to Grão Direto.

Eduardo Zilberberg partner BZCP
Eduardo Zilberberg

Partner Eduardo Zilberberg led the Bronstein Zilberberg’s transaction team with the contribution from corporate associates Paula Bobrow and Paloma Batt

The Top Ranked Chambers Brazil 2022 Bronstein Zilberberg Chueiri Potenza Advogados is a full service law firm based in São Paulo, and it is highly recognized as one of the leading top-tier M&A Venture Capital law firms in Brazil.

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