Agribusiness giant Bunge Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the 55% controlling stake in Cereol SA, a leading French oilseed processor, from Italian energy giant Edison for €449.2m (US$444.3m) in cash. As required by French law, Bunge intends to make a same-priced offer to buy the 45% of Cereol shares that will remain publicly held after the closing of its agreed 55% purchase.