International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the Brokking Group on its acquisition of Pillaert Meststoffen NV, a leading wholesaler of mineral fertilisers and related products based in Ghent (Belgium).

Headquartered in the Netherlands with activities in Western Europe, Brokker Group has been active in the agricultural sector for approximately 120 years, and owns companies FeedValid and Triferto. Triferto is an international wholesaler of mineral fertilisers and produces tailor-made fertilisers, trades bulk fertilisers and shares market and agronomic knowledge with its partners.

The acquisition will bring together Pillaert and Triferto combining the knowledge and expertise of both organisations, and enabling them to respond even better to future issues for soil and plant nutrition.

Osborne Clarke's team in Belgium was led by David Haex and included Frank Hoogendijk, Karen Calvo Vleugels, Benjamin Docquir and Margo Cornette (IT/IP), Stefan Deswert and Philippe Brabanders (Commercial), Thierry Viérin and Julien Verbeke (Employment).

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