Pinsent Masons MPillay advises on investment in global agricultural trading business

21 Dec 2023 | 10:33 pm |

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons MPillay has advised United Kingdom’s development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor British International Investment plc on its equity investment in Valency International. The value of the investment is confidential.

Valency International is a global agricultural commodities trading company that operates in 18 countries, many of which are in Africa and Southeast Asia. British International Investment’s equity investment in Valency aligns with the organisation’s goal to support productive and inclusive private sector businesses in emerging economies.

The multi-jurisdictional and cross-practice Pinsent Masons MPillay team on the matter was led by Singapore-based corporate partner William Stroll and associates Bryan Chapman and Sam Lim.

Commenting on the matter, William Stroll said: “We are pleased to have supported British International Investment on this strategic investment that aligns perfectly with the organisation’s goal of supporting growing businesses in growing economies.” 

Roman Frenkel, Director, Head of Food and Agricultural Equity at British International Investment plc, said: “Our commitment will support Valency’s expansion of their cashew processing and warehousing facilities in Nigeria. The new facilities will support 60,000 smallholder farmers and create up to 2,800 jobs among low-income communities across the country.” 

British International Investment was established in 1948 and invests in the private sector in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. The DFI supports more than 1,470 businesses in emerging economies.

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