Acquisition expands Bunge's role in sustainability

by World Grain Staff
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WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. and LONDON, ENGLAND —  Bunge Limited said on Feb. 21 that it plans to acquire Climate Change Capital Group Limited (CCCG), a U.K.-regulated sustainable asset manager and advisor.

The transaction was approved by the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority (FSA) on Feb. 20, and CCCG has obtained the required shareholder approvals to proceed. The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks; financial terms will not be disclosed.

"Bunge's Financial Services Group has been active in carbon markets since their inception, both as a buyer of carbon credits and an advisor to other market participants. The transaction builds on this long-term presence, combining two established players in sustainability markets and advisory services to create an organization with deep expertise and global reach,” said Daniel Rudolph, managing director, Bunge Financial Services Group.  “We also see strategic and operational synergies resulting from the combined business, including an enhanced ability to expand service offerings."

Fee income derived from CCC's advisory and asset management businesses will be fully consolidated for reporting purposes. Assets in CCC's underlying investment vehicles are owned by the investors in the vehicles and are not subject to consolidation in Bunge's financial statements.



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