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


Balchem Corp. acquires Bioscreen Technologies

Balchem Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Balchem Italia S.r.l., has acquired Bioscreen Technologies S.r.l., a small privately held manufacturer of encapsulated and fermented feed nutrition ingredients, headquartered in Bertinoro, Italy.

 

Jamaica Broilers acquires Georgia feed mill

The Jamaica Broilers Group is again expanding its presence in the United States, with the acquisition of a feed mill in Georgia.

 

Huvepharma acquires T-HEXX Animal Health

Huvepharma, a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing human and animal health products, announces the acquisition of T-HEXX Animal Health, a division of Hydromer, Inc.

 

La Coop fédérée buys 50 percent stake in WS Feed & Supply

The Agri-business Division of La Coop fédérée has purchased a 50 percent stake in W-S Feed & Supply, an animal nutrition company based in Tavistock, Ontario, Canada.

 

Tyson Foods to acquire Keystone Foods from Marfrig

Tyson Foods has reached a definitive agreement to buy the Keystone Foods business from Marfrig Global Foods for $2.16 billion in cash.

 

Hormel Foods announces sale of Nebraska processing facility

Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, and WholeStone Farms, announced Aug. 16 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Hormel Foods Fremont, Neb., processing facility to WholeStone Farms, LLC.

 

Wisium opens new plant in Algeria

Wisium strengthens its global presence and invests in North Africa by opening its first production plant in Algeria and the 13th Wisium plant worldwide.

 

ADM completes acquisition of Probiotics International Ltd.

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has successfully completed its acquisition of Probiotics International Ltd. – known under its umbrella brand Protexin – a U.K.-based manufacturer of innovative research-based, natural health care and probiotic supplements for human, pet and production animal use.

 

MAJA acquisition closes successfully

On July 25, Marel announced that the company had entered into an agreement to acquire the German food processing equipment manufacturer MAJA. 

 

Tyson Foods to sell pizza crust business to Peak Rock Capital

Tyson Foods, Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its pizza crust business to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital, the company announced Aug. 9.

 

SOKOTRA Capital acquires Tunisian aquaculture firm

A consortium led by SOKOTRA Capital Ltd., a Dubai-based private investment company specializing in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of L’Aquaculture Tunisienne (AT), one of the oldest and most established companies in the aquaculture sector in North Africa and the Mediterranean basin.

 

Neogen acquires water microbiology testing technology

Neogen Corporation announced Aug. 1 that it has acquired Clarus Labs, Inc. The acquisition provides Neogen products, and greater access to the $400 million global water microbiology testing market.

 

BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer.