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Sinqia Acquisition of NewCon Still Making Waves in the Market

TozziniFreire partner Francisco Eumene Machado de Oliveira Neto led the firm’s deal team



Sinqia acquisition of NewCon
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Sinqia bought software producer NewCon for BRL $422.5 million

Software producer for financial institutions Sinqia (B3:SQIA3) announcement last December (23) of its acquisition of application developer for the consortium market NewCon Software S.A. is still making noises in the market.

Sinqia bought NewCon for BRL $422.5 million in a cash-in-installments transaction to be paid in a five-year period.

NewCon serves more than 80 consortium administrators, including those of major financial institutions and vehicle manufacturers, as well as independent administrators, and has an EBITDA margin of 56% way above Sinqia’s 19%.

The market initially saw the transaction, which was the largest in Sinqia’s history, with hope that the company’s stock would rebound after a terrible performance since July 2021. But after a brief spike in mid December, the company’ stock has sunk 23% with the market showing no signs of coming in its aid.

Market agents see no indication of relief in the near term for Sinqia’ stock even with the acquisition of NewCon and its high yield EBITDA.

Sources tell the Beyond the Law.News that with the collaterals and the well thought legal structure set up for the deal, the shareholders of NewCon are the ones coming on top in this transaction as the right time to sell the company.

On the other hand, this acquisition will accelerate Sinqia’s growth plan, as the company should now have a combined pro-forma earnings of BRL $400+ million. Also, with the acquisition, the company’s EBITDA margins should rise to 26% according to a comment by CFO Thiago Rocha to the press.

In the long term the acquisition seems to make sense for Sinqia specially for the growth in a highly profitable market that the transaction will bring.

The Esquires and the Firms Behind the Deal

Francisco Eumene Machado de Oliveira Neto partner TozziniFreire in Sinqia acquisition of Newcon

TozziniFreire Advogados acted as legal counsel to NewCon with a team led by Francisco Eumene Machado de Oliveira Neto (pictured) and associate Victor Frias Françoso.

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. 

Francisco Eumene Machado de Oliveira Neto is a São Paulo-based partner of TozziniFreire and a renowned specialist in the M&A Venture Capital and capital markets spaces. 

Banco Safra acted as financial adviser to Newcon.

Other Firms Behind the Deal

Monique Mavignier, Luciana Magalhães Costa Zingales, Adriana Dib Fuzinato, and Franciny de Barros  Sinqia acquisition of NewCon

BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão represented Sinqia in the acquisition of NewCon with partners Monique MavignierLuciana Magalhães Costa ZingalesAdriana Dib Fuzinato, and Franciny de Barros (pictures) and associates Isabelle Cadier Baroni Montero and Estevão Nascimento Orcini.

BMA is a full service law firm based in São Paulo with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

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