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HFW advises Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd on acquisition of Armajaro Trading Ltd

A Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) team of commodities, corporate and competition lawyers, led by Partner Alistair Mackie, is advising long-term client Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd (Ecom) on its acquisition of Armajaro Trading Ltd (Armajaro).

The transaction brings together two highly regarded companies focused on the sourcing and supply of cocoa, coffee and sugar on a global basis and as a result, creates a combined entity with a distinguished pedigree in the supply of sustainably sourced agri-commodities.

Alistair Mackie, Head of HFW's Corporate Practice said: "I am delighted that we have been able to help our client at short notice move through what has been a very fast paced transaction and one which strengthens the supply chain position of the combined entity globally."

Brian Perrott, Head of HFW's Commodities Group commented: "We are excited to be involved in this important transaction, bringing together two well respected global commodity suppliers. Our involvement demonstrates the way we can bring together our specialist commodities sector knowledge with recognised transactional experience to the best effect, and I am extremely pleased with the result for this long-standing client."

Mark Dendle, CFO of Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd commented: "I have been involved in dozens of transactions during my career and this is one of the quickest I have seen to completion. I have been most impressed with the HFW team, whose combined team of commodities, corporate and competition lawyers has shown real commercial savvy and demonstrated impressive speed of action, responsiveness and intelligence in their approach to this deal."

The HFW team comprises Partners Alistair Mackie, Brian Perrott, Richard Merrylees, Anthony Woolich, Robert Finney and Nick Hutton; Senior Associates Matthew Gore and Peter Emery; and Associates Joseph Botham, Taïs Jost, Aysha El-Kaddah and Carolyn Ang.

For further information, please contact Tania Phayre, Head of Marketing Communications, on +44 (0)20 7264 8546 or email tania.phayre@hfw.com.

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