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Mergers & Acquisitions

Cargill to acquire swine feed producer in Brazil

The acquisition of Beckers Indústria de Nutrição Animal Ltda. will strengthen Cargill’s position in Brazil’s swine nutrition sector
The transaction should be completed in the coming weeks, depending on the regulatory approvals of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).
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BioMar acquires Chilean aquafeed factory

Transfer of shares leaves company as sole owner of former joint venture
BioMar Group has acquired the 50% remaining shares in the Chilean factory Alitec Pargua. The transfer of shares took place June 7, leaving BioMar as the sole owner of the former joint venture.
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Vilofoss acquires Spanish company CPC

Complementos de Piensos Compuestos gives company an entry into Spanish market
Vilofoss, one of the three largest premix and nutrition companies in the European market for livestock production, has just acquired Complementos de Piensos Compuestos (CPC), a Spanish family-owned business. CPC produces 15,000 tons per year with a turnover of DKK120 million (US$17.9 million).
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Signify acquires Once and iLOX to capture growth in agricultural lighting

Signify, the world leader in lighting, expands its business for agricultural lighting as it acquires Once Inc., based in Plymouth, Minnesota, and iLOX, based in Vechta, Germany. Once and iLOX are market leaders in the design and manufacturing of animal-centric lighting. These tailor-made lighting systems improve the quality of life for livestock, which leads to healthier and enhanced production for the farmer.
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Perdue to acquire organic beef company Panorama Meats

The nation’s largest producer of grass-fed, organic beef to grow with support of new resources
Perdue Farms is acquiring Panorama Meats, the nation’s largest producer of 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished certified organic beef.
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