Cosan

#1891

Rank

$7.51B

MarketCap BR

BR Brazil

Country

Summary
Cosan S.A., through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the fuel distribution business in Brazil, Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia, and internationally. The company's Raízen segment distributes and markets fuels through a franchised network of service stations under the Shell brand; engages in the petroleum refining; operation of convenience stores; manufacture and sale of automotive and industrial lubricants; and production and sale of liquefied petroleum gas. This segment also markets various products derived from sugar cane, including raw sugar, and anhydrous and hydrated ethanol, as well as engages in activities related to energy cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse; sale of electricity; and holds interests in companies involved in research and development on new technology. The company's Gas and Power segment distributes piped natural gas to customers in the industrial, residential, commercial, automotive, and cogeneration sectors; and engages in purchase and sale of electricity to other traders. Its Moove segment produces and distributes lubricants under the Mobil and Comma brands. The company's Logistics segment provides logistics services for rail transportation, storage and port loading of commodities, including grains and sugar; and leases locomotives, wagons, and another railroad equipment. Its Cosan Investments segment manages agricultural, mining, and logistics projects; and invests in climate tech fund. Cosan S.A. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

History

Cosan began in 1936 in Piracicaba city in São Paulo , with the founding of its first factory for milling of sugar cane. From the second half of the 1980s, it quickly expanded operations through the acquisition of several factories in the State of São Paulo. Cosan cultivates, collects and processes sugar cane, the main raw material used in the production of sugar and ethanol. Its 23 plantings occupy almost 600,000 hectares of land and employ 45,000 people. In the food sector the company owns 11.5% of shares of Camil Alimentos, that merged with Cosan Alimentos in 2012.

Purchases and mergers

On April 24, 2008, Cosan announced the purchase of the portfolio of downstream fuel distribution plants from Esso in Brazil.

On March 13, 2009, the Group confirmed the incorporation of NovAmérica Agroenergia through a stock exchange operation between the Cosan and holding Rezende Barbosa, controller of NovAmérica. With the acquisition, the group Cosan reinforces its position as the largest producer of sugar and alcohol in the world and will have an annual processing capacity of around 56 million tonnes of sugar cane, 10% of the Brazilian market, managing 23 plants.

On 3 May 2012, Cosan signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire the BG Group's 60.1% stake in Comgás. The deal was completed in November 2012.

Joint-Venture with Royal Dutch Shell

On February 1, 2010, Cosan and Royal Dutch Shell announced the creation of a joint venture Raízen that merged their operations of sugar, ethanol and the distribution and marketing of fuels in Brazil. It formed the third largest distribution company in Brazil and the world's largest bioenergy operation. The company is valued at US$12 billion.


Mission
Our mission is to generate value and sustainability for our stakeholders by providing integrated energy solutions.

Vision
Our vision is to be the preferred partner for energy solutions, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions.

Key Team

Ms. Maria Rita de Carvalho Drummond (Legal Officer & Gen. Counsel)

Ms. Ana Luísa Perina (Investor Relations Mang.)

João Arthur Souza (Head of Fin.)

Ms. Paula Kovarsky (Head of US Office, ESG & Investor Relations)

Mr. Nelson Roseira Gomes Neto (Chief Exec. Officer?Compass)

Mr. Ricardo Dell Arquila Mussa (CEO of Raízen Energia S.A. & Raízen Combustíveis S.A.)

Mr. João Alberto Fernandez de Abreu (Chief Exec. Officer of Rumo)


Recognition and Awards
Cosan has been awarded with several prestigious awards, including the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment’s Corporate Sustainability Award, and the Corporate Responsibility Award from the Energy Economists Association.

References
Cosan
Leadership team

Mr. Luis Henrique Cals de Beauclair Guimaraes (CEO & Director)

Mr. Marcelo Eduardo Martins (Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer)

Mr. Ricardo Lewin (Chief Financial & Investor Relations Officer)

Products/ Services
Elder Care, Health Care, Information Technology, Medical Device, mHealth, Therapeutics
Headquarters
Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
Established
2014
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0001430162
Net Income
100M - 500M
Revenue
Above - 1B
Traded as
CSAN
Social Media
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