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Mergers & Acquisitions

The latest animal agriculture mergers and acquisitions news.


Barentz International and Deltagen Group establish a joint venture

Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced April 12 the establishment of a Joint Venture with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor headquartered on Curaçao, with local presence in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru.
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Nutreco acquires 100 percent ownership of Skretting Nigeria

Deal will allow for further development of Nigerian aquaculture industry
As the global leader in the manufacture and supply of aquaculture feeds, Skretting has long supported aquaculture markets across Africa, ensuring the consistent availability of high-quality fish feed products to local producers.
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Marfrig Global Foods to sell Keystone Foods

Marfrig will also buy National Beef Packing Company and Keystone sale will be a measure to deleverage company
Marfrig Global Foods has plans to sell Keystone Foods, the tenth largest poultry company in the United States, while it is also purchasing a majority share of National Beef Packing Company, the fourth largest beef processor in the U.S.
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EW Nutrition acquires 51 percent of shares in ICON

Turkish company offers feed solutions for poultry, ruminant, fish sectors
EW Nutrition has concluded an agreement to acquire 51 percent of the shares in ICON, a company specialized in feed solutions for the Turkish livestock market.
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Land O'Frost purchases Wellshire Farms

Acquisition provides entry to natural/organic market and supports Land O'Frost's ongoing growth plans
Land O'Frost, one of the nation’s best-selling brands of pre-sliced deli meats and a producer of specialty sausage products, announced April 2 that it has purchased Swedesboro, NJ based Wellshire Farms, Inc.
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Cargill to sell grain, crop inputs assets in Ontario

Agri-food cooperative La Coop fédérée will buy assets, including Cargill’s ownership in South West Ag Partners
Cargill has reached an agreement on the sale of Cargill’s grain and crop inputs retail assets in Ontario, Canada, including its ownership in South West Ag Partners, to La Coop fédérée, an agri-food cooperative with operations across Canada.
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Royal De Heus continues investments in Spain

De Heus Nutrición Animal acquires Piensos Unzué and strengthens position in northern Spain
Royal De Heus has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Spanish feed company Piensos Unzué, a company with a very strong position in the animal feed market for ruminants in Navarra and surrounding provinces. This acquisition is in line with the ambition of De Heus to build a leading position on the Spanish market for animal feeds.
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