Partners Group to acquire Rovensa from Bridgepoint for EUR 1 billion: the advisors

Partners Group, Switzerland-based alternative asset management company and private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Rovensa, Portugal-based agrochemical activities of Sapec, from Bridgepoint in a transaction valuing the company at EUR 1bn. A sale process was initiated by Bridgepoint in early November 2019 but was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. The process received interest from several investors including KKR, UPL and PAI.

Partners Group can enable Rovensa to continue building  platform and seize newer opportunities. Rovensa would focus on accelerated development of their  leading biological solutions portfolio, continued internationalization and select further acquisitions to continue to build their capabilities.

The advisors

Partners Group’s general counsel Andreas Knecht (pictured) worked in this transaction. Cuatrecasas and Ropes & Gray acted also as legal advisors to Partners Group. The teams were respectively led by partners Mariana Norton Dos Reis and John Newton and Kiran Sharma.

Bridgepoint capital’s general counsel Charles Stuart John Barter worked in this transaction. Also, Uria Menendez acted as legal advisors to Bridgepoint.