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16 January 2014

Sayenko Kharenko advised a foreign investor on M&A deal in animal feed market

Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to Nutreco International B.V. (the Netherlands) on M&A deal in the animal feed market and establishment of a joint venture in Ukraine. As a result of the completed transaction, Nutreco International B.V. has indirectly acquired a stake in Dutch Feed LLC, a Ukrainian company with a large sales and distribution network throughout Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko provided full transactional support, including legal due diligence, general advice on multiple Ukrainian law matters, deal structuring, obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, assistance with preparation and negotiation of transaction documents and assistance with closing of the transaction.

For several years, Sayenko Kharenko has been advising extensively on the most challenging and demanding projects involving major Ukrainian agro-industrial companies (Agroton, Allseeds, CHS, Creativ Group, Kernel, Mriya Agro Holding, Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Rise, Ukrros). Recently, we advised on a number of M&A projects in the agricultural sector, including the sale of JSC “Kolos”, a major sunflower oil producer, to Glencore, acquisitions of shareholdings in Ukrros and Allseeds by Kernel, etc.

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed with a reach corporate history, traditions and heritage. Nutreco employs over 10,000 people in 30 countries around the world, with sales in 80 countries. Nutreco is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam and reported annual revenue of EUR 5.2 billion in 2012.

Sayenko Kharenko’s corporate team for the transaction included counsel Vitaly Kravchenko, associates Oleksandr NikolaichykDaria Gulinska and Hanna Dobrynska; the firm’s antitrust team for the transaction included counsel Dmitry Taranyk and associate Maksym Nazarenko. Both teams were supervised by partner Vladimir Sayenko.

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