Acordo entre Heringer e empresas russas fracassa

  • Market: Agriculture, Fertilizers
  • 01/06/20

A produtora brasileira de fertilizantes Heringer não conseguiu chegar a um acordo com a Uralkali e a Uralchem a respeito da venda de uma fatia de controle para ambas as empresas russas, encerrando mais de três meses de negociações.

O término das tratativas no final de dezembro ocorreu apenas alguns dias depois de o Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Cade) aprovar a transação. Essa havia sido uma etapa necessária para o fechamento do negócio depois que os credores aceitaram o plano de reorganização da empresa, que propôs cortar até 75pc de sua dívida não garantida de R$1,5bilhão.

As empresas russas anunciaram em setembro que haviam concordado em comprar 51,5pc da Heringer, posteriormente adquirindo o restante por meio de um aumento de capital.

Depois que os reguladores aprovaram o plano, a aprovação dos acionistas da Heringer ainda era necessária para se concluir o negócio. A produtora canadense Nutrien possui uma participação de 9,5pc e a OCP, do Marrocos, outros 10pc, dando a cada uma delas o direito de preferência nas ofertas pela empresa brasileira.

No comunicado datado de 27 de dezembro, a Heringer informou que as partes não chegaram a um consenso "não obstante terem envidado os seus melhores esforços para concluir as negociações em termos e condições aceitáveis".

Antes das dificuldades financeiras eclodirem, a Heringer operava mais de 20 misturadoras e uma planta de SSP no Brasil.

Por José Roberto Gomes


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