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Interlaw Partner Firm Advises Empresas AquaChile on the Sale of Grupo ACI in Costa Rica
BLP, Interlaw’s partner firm in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, has advised Chilean company Agrosuper and its subsidiary Empresas AquaChile S.A., the world’s second-largest salmon farmer, on the sale of Grupo ACI S.A., a leading Costa Rican company in the tilapia aquaculture industry, to Industrias Martec. The sale of Grupo ACI involves the indirect transfer of three Costa Rican operating subsidiaries and one U.S. entity.
This transaction enables Empresas Aquachile to focus its business entirely on the salmon market, which has been a strategic objective of Agrosuper since it completed its acquisition of AquaChile in 2019.
BLP structured the entire transaction at the corporate level, negotiated and drafted the share purchase agreement and ancillary documents, and advised the seller on the antitrust filing and closing procedure.
The team was led by partner Eduardo Calderón and included director, Elia Naranjo, associate Lucía Quesada, partner Uri Weinstok, paralegal, Aldo Capella, and senior paralegals Diego Quiros and Elena Foltrán.