Violeta M.Libergott

Associate

São Paulo + 55.11.3018.3915

Violeta Libergott has significant experience in M&A, private equity, and other cross-border corporate transactions, with a particular focus on transactions involving private and public companies in Latin American markets, particularly Brazil.

Violeta advised ENGIE in connection with its winning bid to acquire TAG from Petrobras for $8.6 billion in a competitive auction, the largest cash acquisition and privatization to date in Brazil. She has worked with clients such as Verizon, NII Holdings, and General Electric in multijurisdictional transactions.

Violeta also has experience representing leading global companies in their internal corporate investigations involving Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), money laundering, and corruption matters. She has particular experience in pre/post-acquisition FCPA due diligence, which has become an increasingly important area in which to mitigate risk when doing business in Latin America.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Violeta was an associate at a prominent Brazilian law firm, where she advised private and public companies in M&A, structuring investments in Brazil, and in general corporate matters, including corporate governance. She also has experience in capital markets, including issuance of securities in Brazil.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Marfrig and ADM unveil joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day is representing Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with an agreement to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture with U.S.-based Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, a leading global nutrition company, for the sale of plant-based food products across the South American and North American markets.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Syndicate of international placement agents complete BRL 3.0 billion primary and secondary offering of Common Shares by MarfrigJones Day advised Santander Investment Securities Inc.; Bradesco Securities, Inc.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Banco do Brasil Securities LLC; and Jefferies LLC, as international placement agents, in connection with a BRL 3.0 billion (US$720 million) international offering of 299,738,518 Common Shares of Marfrig Global Foods S.A. (“Marfrig”), represented by a primary offering of 90,090,091 Common Shares by Marfrig and a secondary offering of 209,648,427 Common Shares by BNDES Participações S.A. – BNDESPAR, as the selling shareholder.
  • Twilio acquires TeravozJones Day advised Twilio Inc. in its acquisition of 100% of Teravoz, a startup business that provides virtual PBX and telephonic services to small and mid-sized companies in Brazil.
  • CIRCOR sells Pibiviesse S.p.A. to CERTINAJones Day advised CIRCOR International, Inc. in the sale of its Italian long-cycle upstream oil and gas engineered valve business (Pibiviesse S.p.A.) to P&P Flow Control, an affiliate of Certina Holding AG.
  • ENGIE-led consortium wins competitive bidding process in Brazil for $8.6 billion acquisition of TAGJones Day advised ENGIE in the $8.6 billion acquisition and related financing of 90% of Transportadora Associada de Gás SA ("TAG"), the largest natural gas transmission network owner in Brazil, from Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).
  • Chevron buys Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day advised Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. ("PRSI") and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • Proagrica acquires SST SoftwareJones Day advised Proagrica, a division of RELX Group, in its acquisition of SST Software, a precision agriculture information solutions company.
  • Syndicate of international banks complete international offering of $1.0 billion Senior Notes by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international banks in an international offering of $1.0 billion of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2025 by Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Global technology company conducts internal investigation into allegations of fraud and employee misconduct in BrazilJones Day represented a global technology company in an internal investigation into allegations of fraud and employee misconduct in Brazil.
  • NII Holdings and AINMT complete investment by AINMT for 30 percent stake in Nextel BrazilJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) in its partnership to jointly own and operate Brazilian mobile telecommunications company Nextel Brazil with AINMT Holdings AB (“AINMT”), an international telecommunications company and parent of the Norwegian operator ice, the fastest growing mobile network operator in Norway.
  • Verizon sells 24 data center sites to Equinix for $3.6 billionJones Day advised Verizon Communications Inc. in its $3.6 billion sale of 24 data center sites to Equinix, Inc.
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