Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the poultry and animal feed industries in April.

Private equity firms reported to be eyeing bid for Elanco

Several private equity firms are said to be considering a bid for Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Co., as the company considers its options for the unit.


La Coop fédérée acquires Standard Nutrition Canada

La Coop fédérée announced on April 24 that it has finalized the acquisition of Standard Nutrition Canada (SNC), a Winnipeg-based company offering animal nutrition products and services. 


CPF acquires shares of Brazil shrimp producer Camanor

Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF), has acquired 40 percent of shares worth $17.5 million in Camanor Produtos Marinhos Ltda., a shrimp processor in Brazil.


Barentz International and Deltagen Group establish a joint venture

Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced April 12 the establishment of a Joint Venture with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor headquartered on Curaçao, with local presence in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru.



Nutreco acquires 100 percent ownership of Skretting Nigeria

As the global leader in the manufacture and supply of aquaculture feeds, Skretting has long supported aquaculture markets across Africa, ensuring the consistent availability of high-quality fish feed products to local producers.


Marfrig Global Foods to sell Keystone Foods

Marfrig Global Foods has plans to sell Keystone Foods, the tenth largest poultry company in the United States, while it is also purchasing a majority share of National Beef Packing Company, the fourth largest beef processor in the U.S.


EW Nutrition acquires 51 percent of shares in ICON

EW Nutrition has concluded an agreement to acquire 51 percent of the shares in ICON, a company specialized in feed solutions for the Turkish livestock market.


Land O’Frost purchases Wellshire Farms

Land O’Frost, one of the nation’s best-selling brands of pre-sliced deli meats and a producer of specialty sausage products, announced on April 2 that it has purchased Wellshire Farms.


Tyson purchase of Tennessee grain elevators completed

The Andersons Inc. has completed the sale of its grain elevators in Dyer, Humboldt and Kenton, Tennessee, to a subsidiary of Tyson Foods.