Grão Direto’s R$40 Million Investments Round

TozziniFreire Advogados, Foley & Lardner, and Bronstein Zilberberg Chueiri Potenza Advogados acted on the deal.

Grão Direto raised about R$40 million in its third round of investments in a Series A-2 from strategic agribusiness powerhouses Cargill, Louis Dreyfus Company, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Amaggi Agro.               

Grão Direto was founded in 2016 with the purpose of digitizing the agricultural commodity chain, helping farmers and buyers to transact in a more efficient, safe, and electronic way, generating a high efficient integration for the entire market. 

TozziniFreire Advogados acted as Brazilian legal counsel to Grão Direto – the target and ADM, Amaggi, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus Company – the buyer and relied on team led by partners João Busin (Picture) and Juliana Soares Zaindan Maluf with contribution from senior associate Cauê Jorge de Almeida.

Foley & Lardner LLP acted as U.S. counsel to the investors and included André Thiollier and Cayman Weimer.

Bronstein Zilberberg Chueiri Potenza Advogados acted as Brazilian counsel to Grão Direto and included partner Eduardo Zilberberg, associates Paula Bobrow, Paloma Batt, and Flavia Kasai.

In-house counsel: Gabriela Ramos Lanna, Rafael Yaryd, Fernanda Gonçalves, Arthur Veras and Murilo Flores also participated at this deal.

Involved fees earner: Paula Bobrow – Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados; Flávia Kasai – Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados; Eduardo Zilberberg – Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados; André Thiollier – Foley & Lardner LLP; Cayman Weimer – Foley & Lardner LLP; João Busin – Tozzini Freire ; Cauê Jorge de Almeida – Tozzini Freire ; Juliana Soares Zaindan Maluf – Tozzini Freire ;

Law Firms: Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados; Foley & Lardner LLP; Tozzini Freire ;

Clients: Amaggi Exportação e Importação Ltda.; Archer Daniels Midland Co.; Cargill; Grão Direto; Louis Dreyfus Corporation;