Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the poultry and animal feed industries in July 2020.


Boehringer Ingelheim acquires GST

Boehringer Ingelheim, a market leader in animal health, has acquired Global Stem cell Technology (GST), a Belgian veterinary biotech company. GST is dedicated to the research, development and production of evidence-based, regenerative medicines (stem cell therapies) used to treat orthopedic and metabolic diseases in animals. 

Sale of Maple Leaf Foods poultry plant finalized

Maple Leaf Foods has completed the sale of its poultry plant in Drummondville, Quebec, as well as its associated supply, to Giannone Poultry of St. Cuthbert, Quebec, the company revealed on July 28.

Cedrob acquires Zaklady Miesne Silesia

Leading Polish meat company Cedrob has acquired 100% of the shares of meat product manufacturer Zaklady Miesne Silesia (ZM Silesia) from Gobarto.

Cherkizovo to acquire Cargill poultry processing plant

Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat producer in Russia, signed a preliminary agreement with Cargill to acquire its chicken processing facility, located in Efremov, in the Tula oblast.

Maple Leaf Foods selling Quebec plant to Giannone Poultry

Maple Leaf Foods is selling its poultry plant in Drummondville, Quebec, and its associated supply, to Giannone Poultry of St. Cuthbert, Quebec.

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FTC approves Elanco acquisition of Bayer Animal Health

Elanco Animal Health has received unanimous approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its acquisition of Bayer Animal Health, a division of Bayer AG.

De Heus to acquire Polish feed company Golpasz

De Heus Animal Nutrition has reached an agreement to acquire Polish compound feed company Golpasz, pending approval from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

Michael Foods acquires Henningsen Foods from Kewpie

Post Holdings subsidiary Michael Foods has acquired Henningsen Foods from Japan’s Kewpie Corporation.

Zoetis acquires Fish Vet Group to boost aqua diagnostics

Zoetis has acquired Fish Vet Group from Benchmark Holdings PLC, as a strategic addition to its Pharmaq business which develops and commercializes fish vaccines and offers services in vaccination and diagnostics for aquaculture.