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Tradecorp History

2000-2016: Sapec Group

In the year 2000, Tradecorp became a part of the Sapec group, a family company established in 1926 in the chemical and mining sector. Tradecorp’s incorporation into the group gave it an even broader perspective, given the combination of the group’s entrepreneurial spirit and our experience and know-how in the agricultural sector.

The increase in investment that followed acquisition by the Sapec group marked a new stage in our development, since we reinforced our position in the market and we enjoyed a considerable expansion at an international level. This expansion brought with it a significant increase in sales, which grew by an average of 30% per annum.

By the end of this stage, Tradecorp was integrated in Sapec Agro Business, the division in Sapec Group that comprised crop nutrition and crop protection. Four pillars constitute the basis of Sapec Agro Business’ corporate strategy:

  • International and highly qualified personnel
  • Priority of R&D, innovation and registrations
  • Distinct, high quality products and services
  • International expansion

Service and proximity to the market are key elements of the company’s strategy. The Group is present around the world with affiliates, offices, plants and above all its experienced staff adapted to local markets.

Since 2017: Acquisition by Bridgepoint

In 2017, the international private equity investor, Bridgepoint, acquired Sapec Agro Business with the following objectives:

  • Accelerating growth
  • Maximizing opportunities in new markets
  • Favoring new developments and agricultural solutions

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Since 2019: Sapec Agro Business becomes Rovensa

In September 2019, Sapec was renamed Rovensa, with the aim of creating a prestigious international brand in the agricultural industry. The group is now organized into three main business units: crop protection, crop nutrition and biocontrol. With offices, factories, research centres and laboratories in Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, Rovensa continuously develops a broad portfolio of innovative solutions for plant health & care.

All companies belonging to Rovensa share synergies and offer a catalogue of complementary products that have the same objective: Well Balanced Agriculture.

Rovensa companies:

  • Ascenza and Selectis: specialised in crop protection and leaders in the off-patent segment with a leading position in Iberia and presence in southern Europe, the Balkans, Brazil.
  • Tradecorp: experts in development and manufacture of top-quality and innovative crop nutrition and biostimulation solutions, which are commercialized in more than 70 countries worldwide.
  • Idai Nature: experts in biocontrol. It produces natural solutions from botanical extracts, minerals and microorganisms, with presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
  • OGT: a Rovensa company with direct and preferential access to the Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed and with an exclusive extraction method, Gentle Extraction, that preserves the biostimulating compounds that are naturally present in fresh seaweed.
  • SDP: specialized in cutting-edge adjuvants, which increase the persistence and maximize the performance of agrochemical products.
  • Microquímica: experts in microbiology and biotechnology, both for crop protection and biostimulation. Its product Vorax was the first biofertilizer registered in Brazil
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Since 2020: Aqcuisition by Partners Group

In 2020, Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, acquired a major equity stake in Rovensa from Bridgepoint group. Following the investment, Partners Group will work closely with Rovensa’s management team on several key strategic initiatives, including the accelerated development of the company’s leading biological solutions portfolio, the continued internationalization of the company, and select further acquisitions to continue to build its capabilities. In addition, Partners Group plans to continue to support the company’s research and development culture, focusing on high-growth market niches.

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