Following the purchase of Cerestar's 56% majority stake by agribusiness giant Cargill, a public tender offer will now be filed for the remaining  44% shareholding held publicly, at €33 (US$29.1) a share. Commenting on the change of majority shareholder, at the Cerestar Board meeting, Pierre Moraillon said that he welcomes the share purchase: "We believe that this move will create a world leader in the starch industry and bring real advantages for our customers, re-inforcing our capacity to serve them, wherever they operate.