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Lefosse Advogados has advised Hortigil Hortifruti and its controlling shareholder in the sale of Hortigil Hortifruti to Americanas, in a BRL 2,4 billion deal

Lefosse Advogados has advised Hortigil Hortifruti and its controlling shareholder in the sale to IF Capital Ltda., a subsidiary of Americanas, in a BRL 2.4 billion transaction. The companies Natural Administradora de Cartões de Crédito, Natural da Terra Comércio Varejista Hortifrutti, Natural da Terra Hortifrutti and Horti Frutti Corujas are part of the negotiated group.

Lefosse Team was led by partners Luiz Octavio Lopes and Felipe Gibson, and included the associates Carla Gorescu, Gregory Campos, Henrique Mareze, Maria Prata, Luiza Ohanna, and Jessica Ribeiro.

The law firm is the leading player in the Brazilian mergers & acquisitions market. Until July, 2021, Lefosse had market share of 47.16% in the aggregate M&A transaction value, according to TTR (Transactional Track Record).

Major player in the largest M&A negotiations in Brazil, Lefosse has also advised Kabum and its shareholders in the recent transaction with Magazine Luiza, whereby the technology and e-games platform was sold to Magazine Luiza in the largest transaction in the history of the Brazilian e-commerce, surpassing the R$ 3,5 billion agreement between Submarino and Americanas entered into in 2006.

Lefosse also advised the private equity fund manager Treecorp Investimentos in the sale of Zee.Dog’s shares, a premium products brand focused on pets, Petz, the leading player in the pets market, in a BRL 715 million transaction.

About Lefosse Advogados

Lefosse Advogados is a full-service law firm that offers specialized consultancy in all legal practices. The firm has a substantial amount of experience in sophisticated legal services in national and international business. Lefosse employs more than 300 professionals in the legal body and is recognized in the main rankings and global legal awards such as Chambers Brazil 2021, The Legal 500 and Elite Office 2021 by Latin Lawyer. Lefosse’s business is built on diversity and our professionals have extensive experience in strategic markets. The firm adopts a multidisciplinary practical approach in the areas of law.

Practices: Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Tax, Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Compliance, Real Estate, Wealth Planning, Restructuring and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Labour, Competition and Antitrust, Tech, Data Protection and IP, Anti-Corruption and Regulatory Investigation, Environmental, Public Law and Regulation, Corporate Penalty, Energy and Infrastructure, Investment Funds and Oil and Gas.



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