Gide has advised Limagrain / Vilmorin & Cie on the acquisition of Vietnamese corporation Tropdicorp, one of the three Vietnamese companies that together cover half of the local market.
Vilmorin & Cie is the fourth largest seed company in the world and is part of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative group specialised in seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
This is an important transaction for Vilmorin & Cie in terms of international expansion into emerging markets. The acquisition will make Vilmorin & Cie one of the key players in Vietnam: an emerging and key market for vegetable seeds.
The Gide Vietnam team advising Vilmorin & Cie was led by Nasir PKM Abdul, the head of the Vietnam practice, assisted by associates Long Huynh, Minh Nguyen and Phuon Nguyen.