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


George’s acquisition of Ozark Mountain Poultry completed

George’s Inc. has completed its acquisition of Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), the company announced on October 30.

 

Japan antitrust authority approves Keystone Foods deal

Tyson Foods’ planned acquisition of Keystone Foods from Marfrig Global Foods has cleared one more hurdle, as Japan’s antitrust authority has given the potential transaction its approval.

 

Cal-Maine completes Featherland Egg Farms acquisition

Cal-Maine Foods has closed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms, Inc., relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale business.

 

Maple Leaf Foods closes Cericola Farms acquisition

Maple Leaf Foods has closed on the acquisition of two poultry plants and associated supply from Cericola Farms, a privately held company.

 

Chinese broiler breeding company, Jinghai, seeks strategic partner

Jinghai Poultry Industry Group Co. Ltd., a broiler breeding company in Jiangsu, China, is seeking a strategic partner.

 

Royal De Heus Group acquires Universal Agri Bisnisindo

Royal De Heus Group has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Universal Agri Bisnisindo, a private Indonesian animal feed company held by a consortium of several private shareholders.

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Tyson-Keystone deal gets Brazilian shareholder approval

Tyson Foods’ proposed acquisition of Keystone Foods from Marfrig Global Foods has cleared another hurdle, as it has been given the approval from key Brazilian shareholder BNDESPAR.

 

US regulator approves Tyson purchase of Keystone

Tyson Foods’ pending acquisition of Keystone Foods from Marfrig Global Foods took a step forward, having gained approval from the U.S. antitrust authority, according to a notice to the market published on Marfrig’s website.

 

UK’s Chesterfield Poultry buys Banham Poultry

Financially troubled United Kingdom poultry company Banham Poultry has been acquired be fellow U.K. business Chesterfield Poultry.

 

Cal-Maine Foods to acquire Featherland Egg Farms

Cal-Maine Foods has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms Inc., relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale business.

 

Maple Leaf Foods to acquire VIAU Foods

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. announced Oct. 2 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VIAU Foods, a Canadian market leader in premium Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats for a purchase price of CA$215 million (US$168 million), including $30 million in Maple Leaf stock. 

 

Wilbur-Ellis Feed acquires Ameri-Pac assets

Wilbur-Ellis Feed L.L.C., an industry leader in the international marketing and distribution of nutrients for the livestock, pet food and aquaculture industries, has acquired the assets of Ameri-Pac Inc., a family-owned, value-added manufacturing business focused on animal health and nutrition specialty products for pet food, companion animals, livestock and aquaculture industries.