Ecoagro was founded in 2007 by a group of professionals who had been working specifically with financial transactions in the agribusiness industry for over a decade. After having established itself successfully in the market, it created holding company Eco Participações S.A. in 2013.
The Group specializes in designing and structuring financial transactions, and its main goal is to link the agribusiness production chain and the capital markets.
Transactions structured by Ecoagro Group serve both the needs of investors for profitability and security, and the demand from farmers and agribusiness companies for resources to fund and trade their crops using the financial instruments available in the market, respecting the operating cycle of the production chain.
The Ecoagro Group consists of holding company Ecoagro Participações S.A. and three wholly-owned subsidiaries that directly operate the businesses, as follows:
The CPR (Rural product note, physical delivery) is created by Law No. 8,929.
The CPRF (Rural product note, financial settlement) is created by Law No. 10,200.
The CDA/WA (Agricultural Certificate of Deposit, Agricultural Warrant), LCA/CDCA (Agribusiness Credit Bill, Agribusiness Credit Right Certificate), and CRA (securities backed by agribusiness receivables) instruments are created.
Ecoagro - Empresa de Consultoria de Operações Agropecuárias Ltda. is founded, focusing exclusively on the agribusiness industry.
Eco Securitizadora de Direitos Creditórios do Agronegócio Ltda. (Ecosec) is founded, the first securitization company focused exclusively in the agro sector.
Eco Securitizadora, pioneer in the agribusiness securitization market, issues the first CRA series, targeted to the sugar and ethanol market.
Eco Gestão de Ativos Ltda. (EGA) is founded. The company specializes in structuring and managing funds that invest exclusively in agribusiness credit rights.
Eco Consult Consultoria de Operações Financeiras Agropecuárias Ltda. (Eco Consult) is founded.
Ecoagro Group’s holding company is formed (Ecoagro Participações S.A.), consisting of three companies: Ecosec, EGA, and Eco Consult.
Ecosec closes 2013 with over R$1 billion in CRA issues, remaining the leader in financial volume, number of issues, and market share.
EGA has already paid back 100% of the principal amount invested by the senior shareholders, and continues managing the Eco Multi Commodity Fund.