Aviagen is in the process of reaching an agreement to purchase the Grandparent production facilities of French distributor Grelier France Accouveur, subject to a number of conditions which have yet to be satisfied.

The deal should see Aviagen acquire all the GP farms and one hatchery, all situated around the Angers area in northwestern France. All employees of GP Ross activity should be transferred to Aviagen.

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“Aviagen France SAS should be a welcome addition to our European production network," said Brian White, Aviagen's president of European operations. "[Grelier has] provided us with an excellent platform from which to further develop the relationships with our French customer base, which should, for the first time, be able to utilize the support, technical service and genetics directly from Aviagen.”