Ukraine: Sayenko Kharenko Advised A Foreign Investor On M&A Deal In Animal Feed Market
Last Updated: 22 January 2014

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 Nikolaichyk, Daria Gulinska and Hanna Dobrynska;the firm'santitrustteam for the transaction included counsel Dmitry Taranyk and associate Maksym Nazarenko.Both teams weresupervised by partner Vladimir Sayenko.

Sayenko Kharenko enjoys a global reputation as a leading Ukrainian full service law firm. The firm's leading market position builds on continuous excellence of its highly specialized practice teams. In 2013, the firm was top-ranked in multiple specialized practice areas (including Finance, M&A, International Trade, International Arbitration, and Restructuring), according to Who's Who. Ukrainian Law Firms Research and The International Who's Who.

To learn more about Sayenko Kharenko expertise and experience, please contact

Iryna Khymchak
Head of Marketing and Business Development

+38 044 4996000

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