Jeantet advises Agrofert on the acquisition of Borealis’ nitrogen production business.

 

Paris, June 7, 2022 – Jeantet and the Austrian law firm Wolf Theiss have advised the Agrofert group, a European leader in the production of nitrogen fertilizers, on the acquisition of Borealis’ nitrogen production business, which includes fertilizers, melamine and technical nitrogen. The offer values Borealis’ “nitrogen” business on an enterprise value basis of EUR 810 million.

With the addition of Borealis’ production assets in Austria, Germany and France, as well as its comprehensive sales and distribution network utilising the Danube River, Agrofert will complete and expand its capabilities to serve its clients across Europe. The transaction, which remains subject to certain conditions precedent and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2022.

Agrofert is a Czech group based in Central Europe, specializing in various sectors covering chemicals, agriculture and food production. With a consolidated turnover of 7.5 billion euros in 2021, the group comprises more than 200 entities and employs around 31,000 people. Agrofert is one of the leading European producers of nitrogen fertilizers, with production sites in Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Borealis is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in commodity chemicals, fertilizers and mechanical plastics recycling.

Jeantet team:  Karl Hepp de Sevelinges (Partner), Ruben Koslar (Counsel), Georges-Dominic Sardi, Joséphine Combret and Paul Jolivet (Associates), M&A, Laetitia Ternisien (Partner), Océane Demoulin and Marie Trébuchet (Associates), employment law, Thibault Mercier (Associate), financing, Claire Allavena (Associate), personal data protection, Sophie Boinnot (Associate), intellectual property law, Laure Asdrubal and Chloé Abgrall (Associates), real estate law, Florent Prunet (Partner) and Archibald Fisse (Associate), competition law, and Adrien Fourmon (Counsel) and Adrien Bron (Associate), public law.

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