The private shareholders of Agro100 have sold a majority stake in the company to Aqua Capital for US$70 million.
Agro100 produces and distributes agricultural products and provides related technical assistance. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Londrina, Brazil.
Aqua Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in middle market, growth capital, mid venture, and late venture investments. The firm seeks to invest in typically family-owned medium-sized companies in sectors such as agribusiness, food and services and logistics, both industrial and services, but it does not seek to invest in farmland. It prefers to invest in South America with a particular focus on Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Aqua Capital seeks to invest in companies with revenue between US$15–150 million. It typically exits its investments after five to six years through a trade sale. Aqua Capital was founded in 2009 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an additional office in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Oaklins' team in Brazil advised the seller in this transaction.
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