We advised Central Puerto in the acquisition of Harvard Management Company’s forestry business

New Deal - May 11, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja and Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen acted as legal advisors to Central Puerto (“CEPU”) and Harvard Management Company (“Harvard Management”)in the acquisition of Empresas Verdes Argentina S.A., Las Misiones S.A. and Estancia Celina S.A. by Proener S.A.U., a wholly owned subsidiary of CEPU. The operation includes the acquisition of 88.063 hectares of forestry real estate in the province of Corrientes, of which approximately 26,000 hectares are planted with pine out of a total plantable of approximately 36,000 hectares.

CEPU, a public company listed in Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos S.A. (BYMA) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is one of the major power generators in Argentina. Due to the previous acquisition of Masisa’s forestry assets in Argentina in December 2022, Central Puerto becomes one of the leading Argentinean companies in the forestry sector.

Harvard Management is an investment fund managed by Harvard University, with investments in different parts of the world.

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised CEPU through an interdisciplinary team of professionals led by Mergers & Acquisitions team members: Partner Mariano Luchetti and associates Nicolás Dulce, Macarena Rolon, Delfina Necol and Manuela Bobrowski with the support of partner Pablo Muir and associate Atenas Caramuto, Tax, and associates Ezequiel Castello and Carolina de Felipe, Companies Law & Corporate Governance.

CEPU was also assisted by Brown and Rudnick (Boston, MA), through its partner Alejandro D. Fiuza.

In-house consulting was granted by Adrián Salvatore, José Manuel Pazos and María Justina Richards.

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen advised Harvard Management through the M&A team led by partners Tomás Pérez Alati and Guillermo Quiñoa, partner Facundo Fernández Santos, Tax, and partner Geraldine Moffat, Labor, and associates Nicolás del Campo Wilson, Pablo Noseda, Maria del Rosario Stoppani and María Florencia González Klebs.

Harvard Management was advised by Ropes & Gray (Boston, MA) through associates Adam Knapton and Jonathan Hempton.