Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown advised MT Participações e Projetos (MT PAR), a company controlled by the State of Mato Grosso, on the acquisition of Rota do Oeste Concessionaire (CRO), involving R$ 2.2 billion (R$ 1 billion in negotiated debts and R$ 1.2 billion in investment). The deal is unprecedented in Brazil, as it is the first time that a private company passes to public control, a feat which required the approval of several government agencies, such as the Mato Grosso State Government, the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts, the Mato Grosso State Court of Accounts, and the National Agency of Terrestrial Transport (ANTT).
In order for the deal to be concluded, a Conduct Adjustment Agreement (TAC) was necessary due to a plan for the operation of CRO, which would only be possible via a change in the control of the concessionaire. In addition, the deal involved the negotiation and assignment of the debt that CRO owed to six financial institutions.
The firm assisted MT PAR in all stages of the transaction: in the negotiation and execution of the share purchase and sale agreement, as well as in the restructuring of CRO's debts.
The team was led by partner Bruno Werneck and associate Sarah Ferreira (Corporate and M&A), and included the participation of associates Julio Barboza (Infrastructure), Grazielle Pereira and Bernardo Castro (Corporate and M&A).