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

Exceldor to acquire majority stake in Lacroix Meats

Canadian poultry cooperative Exceldor has reached a deal to acquire a majority stake of Lacroix Meats, a family-owned processor of value-added meat and poultry products.


Merck completes acquisition of Antelliq

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced on April 1 the completion of its acquisition of Antelliq Corporation from funds advised by BC Partners. 


OSI Group acquires Rose Packing Company

OSI Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rose Packing Company, Inc., a well-established, premier U.S. producer of pork products for leading foodservice and retail customers.



Lantmännen finalizes acquisition despite poor 2018 harvests

While its bottom line in 2018 was hit by a prolonged drought, Sweden-based grain company, Lantmännen has completed the acquisition of a specialty oat mill and manufacturing plant from British sugar concern, Tate and Lyle.


Tyson invests in food safety specialist Clear Labs Inc.

Tyson Ventures has invested in Clear Labs Inc., creators of the Clear Safety automated food safety platform for routine pathogen detection.


JBS to acquire pork processing plant in Brazil

JBS is in the process of acquiring a pork processing plant in Seberi, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.


CPF buying majority of Canada pork company HyLife

Thailand-based agriculture conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) will purchase 50.1 percent of the shares of leading Canadian pork company HyLife.