The transaction has been financed through equity capital and bank financing granted by Natixis. Fruidor is specialised in import, ripening and marketing of bananas. With a little more 300 staff, the company has realized a turnover of 192million Euros. The Pomona group, distributor to operators of foodstuffs, employs 8200 people and has a turnover of 2,5bn Euros in 2007.
For this deal, the Pomona group was advised as regards legal and fiscal aspects by CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, Philippe Rosenpick, Isabelle Buffard-Bastide, Arnaud Hugot and Cécile Sommelet in corporate and, François Charpail in tax law.
Adviser to Baninvest was Sarrau Thomas Couderc law firm by Jean-Bernard Thomas, Christine Le Breton, Richard Bulenzi and Renaud Ferry (Corporate), Caroline Porcher-Marquis (Financing) and Pierre Bouley (Tax).
Advice to Natixis was made by Ariane Berthoud from Lowells law firm.
For further information, please contact :
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Florence Jouffroy / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 32
Laetitia Mostowski / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 74