June 2022 poultry, feed industry mergers and acquisitions

Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the poultry and animal feed industries in June 2022.

Wilbur-Ellis to acquire FL Emmert

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FL Emmert, a leading manufacturer and marketer of advanced nutritional solutions for the pet and livestock industries.

Iowa, Minnesota poultry associations merge

The merger of the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA) and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) is effective July 1, 2022, creating an industry leader in poultry associations.

Bühler Group, IMDHER create joint venture in Mexico

Bühler Group has created a joint venture with IMDHER SA de CV, a leading player in the animal nutrition market in Mexico, that will drive process efficiency, quality and sustainability in the feed industry.

Sanderson informs SEC it still expects merger to happen

Sanderson Farms stated that it still expects a merger with Wayne Farms to happen, expressing that expectation in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Viserion Milling acquires Western Milling

Colorado-based Viserion Milling, a newly formed subsidiary of Viserion International, has entered into an agreement to acquire Western Milling, a diversified California-based agribusiness, from Kruse Western, Inc.

Coop Group wants to increase stake in Bell Food Group

The Coop Group intends to increase its investment in Bell Food Group, a diversified food company and Switzerland’s largest poultry producer.

Cargill announces plan to acquire Delacon

Cargill announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Delacon, a leading expert in plant-based phytogenic additives, citing growing consumer and feed producer interest in plant-based feed additives as one of the motivations for the purchase.

Nasdaq erroneously publishes Sanderson delisting notice

A Nasdaq stock exchange notice stating that a deal in which Cargill and Continental Grain Company would acquire Sanderson Farms would close on June 23 was published in error and has since been removed.

Grain Craft acquired by capital investment company

Grain Craft announces its parent company has entered into a definitive agreement for Grain Craft to be acquired by Redwood Capital Investments, LLC. Transaction terms were not disclosed.

Marel closes on Wenger acquisition

Marel has successfully closed the $540 million acquisition of Wenger, a global leader in processing solutions for the high growth markets of pet food, plant-based proteins and aqua feed.

Foster Farms acquired by Atlas Holdings

Atlas Holdings acquired Foster Farms and appointed former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith as the company’s new chairman and CEO.

Bettcher Industries acquires Frontmatec

Bettcher Industries, a leading manufacturer of protein processing equipment, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Frontmatec from Axcel.

Heritage Cooperative to buy Witmer’s Feed and Grain

Heritage Cooperative Inc. is exercising the option to purchase the feed, grain, agronomy and retail assets of Witmer’s Feed and Grain Inc. of Columbiana, OH.

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