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

Cherkizovo completes acquisition of Altaisky Broiler

Cherkizovo Group has completed the acquisition of Altaisky Broiler from the Prioskolie holding company.


Neovia acquires Colombian premix company Biomix

This acquisition allows Neovia to strengthen its positions in the global premix market and have a significant position in the fourth-largest economic power in Latin America.


CP Group subsidiary buys US-based Frozen Specialties Inc.

 Bellisio Foods, part of the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), entered into a definitive agreement with Swander Pace Capital to acquire Frozen Specialties, Inc. (FSI), a producer of frozen pizza and the Pizza Bites brand.


Marfrig Global Foods buys BRF Quickfood Argentina unit

Marfrig Global Foods has acquired 91.89 percent of the capital stock of Quickfood in Argentina from BRF for a price of US$54.9 million.



Merck to acquire Antelliq Group

Merck Animal Health and privately held Antelliq Group announced on Dec. 14 that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Antelliq from funds advised by BC Partners. 


Granja Tres Arroyos and Fribel to buy Avex from BRF

BRF has announced its intent to sell its Argentinian poultry subsidiary, Avex, for a price of US$50 million.


Cherkizovo acquires 75 percent of Samson – Food Products

Cherkizovo Group has signed an agreement to acquire 75 percent of Samson – Food Products(SFP), a group of companies offering meat products under such brands as Samson, Grillmania, Fileya and others.


Easy Bio acquires US grain trade, compound feed company

South Korean livestock company Easy Bio Inc. has entered the U.S. market with its acquisition of DFS Oskaloosa L.L.C. 


Vets Plus acquires Merrick’s Animal Health

Animal health and nutrition company Vets Plus has acquired Merrick’s Animal Health, which makes animal feed additives for livestock. Both companies are based in Wisconsin.