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Comment: US food sector sees rising valuations

The dramatic M&A battle being played out in the US protein space comes as fresh evidence that food companies are willing to pay top-dollar f...

Focus: Tyson raises stakes in bid for Hillshire

Tyson Foods entered fray today (29 May) when it issued a fresh bid for Hillshire Brands, trumping an earlier offer from Pilgrim's Pride. Lik...

Editor's viewpoint: Seeing the value in being lean

With the bidding war for Hillshire Brands intensifying, it is pertinent to point out just how correct Sara Lee's management - and those on W...

Deal or no deal: All to play for over Hillshire

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after H...

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BRICs and beyond: Vigor eyes Brazil dairy top spot 3 Apr 2013

Paula Krizanovic

Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.

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Machado to join Brazilian dairy Vigor as CFO 28 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian dairy Vigor has named Victor Machado as its new CFO.


JBS silent on plans to "delay" food float 22 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

JBS has declined to comment on whether it is to delay plans for the US$1.7bn initial public offering of its food unit.


Arla takes stake in Brazilian dairy group Vigor 19 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Arla Foods has acquired a stake in Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos.


JBS to double production capacity in Paraguay 15 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat processor JBS has announced plans to double meat production capacity in Paraguay.


JBS "nears" food unit IPO 4 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group JBS is reportedly set to launch the initial public offering of its domestic unit JBS Foods "within weeks".

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