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Mergers & Acquisitions

The latest animal agriculture mergers and acquisitions news.


Royal De Heus Group acquires Universal Agri Bisnisindo

Deal allows company to enter Indonesian market
Royal De Heus Group has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Universal Agri Bisnisindo, a private Indonesian animal feed company held by a consortium of several private shareholders.
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US regulator approves Tyson purchase of Keystone

Other necessary approvals are still pending, says Marfrig Global Foods
Tyson Foods’ pending acquisition of Keystone Foods from Marfrig Global Foods took a step forward, having gained approval from the U.S. antitrust authority, according to a notice to the market published on Marfrig’s website.
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Special report

World's top 100 feed producers in 2017

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2017
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 100 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2017.
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Cal-Maine Foods to acquire Featherland Egg Farms

Acquisition of Texas-based company would add about 600,000 hens to Cal-Maine’s flock
Cal-Maine Foods has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms, Inc., relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale business.
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Maple Leaf Foods to acquire VIAU Foods

The acquisition builds market leadership in premium Italian, cooked and dry cured meats.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. announced Oct. 2 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VIAU Foods, a Canadian market leader in premium Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats for a purchase price of $215 million, including $30 million in Maple Leaf stock.
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Wilbur-Ellis Feed acquires Ameri-Pac assets

International feed company adds to its diverse portfolio
Wilbur-Ellis Feed L.L.C., an industry leader in the international marketing and distribution of nutrients for the livestock, pet food and aquaculture industries, has acquired the assets of Ameri-Pac Inc., a family-owned, value-added manufacturing business focused on animal health and nutrition specialty products for pet food, companion animals, livestock and aquaculture industries.
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