Cosan To Acquire Zanin – A Strategic Approach

Cosan Limited, a company engaged in the production of sugar and ethanol products, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Usina Zanin Acucar e Alcool Ltda., a Brazil-based sugar and ethanol producer, for a purchase consideration of approximately BRL378.6m ($224.34m). Under the terms of the agreement, Cosan will acquire all the standing shares of Zanin for BRL142m ($84.14m), as well as assumes debts of approximately BRL236.6m ($140.2m). The company will use its available funds to fund the acquisition. The acquisition will enable Cosan to gain operational and logistic synergies.


The scope of the report includes –

1. The information related to the Cosan Acquisition

2. Comparison of Acquisition delas in biofuels sector

3. Key Drivers of the Deal

4. Markets response to the deal

5. About the Company

Reasons to buy

The Deal Report attempts to focus on the reason behind the Acquisition It will allow the reader to:

1. Understand the drivers such as for the deal such as Increased Demand for Ethanol, Strategic Acquisitions plans and Control Over Production Cost

2. Key Growth Prospects of the Cosan

3. Assists in understanding the dynamics of biofuels in the Renewable Sector

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 M&A Deal Analysis – Cosan To Acquire Zanin – A Strategic Approach 1

2.1 Summary 1

3 Cosan To Acquire Zanin – A Strategic Approach 1

3.1 Deal Overview 1

3.2 Deal in Brief 1

3.3 Comparable Deals 2

3.4 Key Drivers of the Deal 2

3.4.1 Strategic Acquisitions 2

3.4.2 Control Over Production Cost 2

3.4.3 Increased Demand for Ethanol 2

3.4.4 Strengthen its Base through Vertical Integration 3

3.5 Thumbs Up from the Markets 3

3.6 About the Company 3

3.6.1 Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio 3

3.7 Disclaimer 4

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Comparable Acquisitions in Biofuels Sector, 2010-2011 2

Table 2: Bioethanol Plants, Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio, Brazil, 2011 4

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Bioethanol Installed Capacity, Brazil, 2010–2015 2

Figure 2: Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio, and NYSE Movement, $, 3 Jan– 13 Jan, 2011 3


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