May 2021 poultry, feed industry mergers and acquisitions

Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the poultry and animal feed industries in May 2021

Duravant acquires Foodmate

Duravant, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced the completion of its acquisition of Foodmate.

Skretting to buy Ridley plant, expand capacity in Tasmania

Nutreco’s aquaculture division Skretting intends to expand its production capacity through the purchase of Ridley’s extrusion facility in Wesbury, Tasmania.

Marfrig Global Foods buys 24.23% of BRF

Marfrig Global Foods has purchased 24.23% of the shares of fellow Brazil-based company BRF, according to notices on each company's investor relations webpages.

Tyson: Pet business sale will lead to growth in other areas

Tyson Foods’ decision to sell its pet treats business was largely made to help the diversified protein company focus more on expanding its production of proteins for human consumption.

FrieslandCampina sells animal nutrition unit to Denkavit

FrieslandCampina intends to sell its Nutrifeed animal nutrition business to Denkavit.

Cal-Maine buys Rose Acres half of Red River Valley Egg Farm

Cal-Maine Foods reached a definitive agreement to purchase the remaining 50 percent membership interest in Red River Valley Egg Farm from Rose Acre Farms.

Mid State Milling joins Landus optimization model

Landus, a farmer-owned cooperative, and Mid State Milling Inc., and independent feed mill operator, have signed a collaboration agreement.

Kemin Industries acquires Bio-Cide International

Kemin Industries has acquired Bio-Cide International, a leading multi-specialty source of chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial technology.

BRF sells Banvit, Nutrinvestment assets in Romania

BRF concluded the sale of its animal feed manufacturing activities and its hatchery in Romania, which were part of its Banvit and Nutrinvestment subsidiaries.

Butterfly acquires majority stake in Pete and Gerry’s Organics

Equity firm Butterfly has reached a deal to acquire a majority stake in Pete and Gerry’s Organics, a leading provider of organic, free-range and pasture-raised eggs.

Cooper Farms finalizes full ownership of CW Egg

Cooper Farms has completed the acquisition of liquid egg processor, CW Egg, the two companies announced on May 3.

Eastman Chemical acquires 3F Feed & Food

Eastman Chemical Co. has acquired 3F Feed & Food, a European leader specializing in the technical and commercial development of additives for animal feed and human food.

Cherkizovo closes acquisition of Pit-Product from Atria

Cherkizovo Group completed the acquisition of Pit-Product, a Russian subsidiary of Finnish meat and poultry company Atria Group, the two companies announced on April 30.

Par Roy Graber (01/06/2021)

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