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Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

24 Feb 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Brazil beef giant Minerva eyes Australia acquisition with Saudi state fund Salic

12 Feb 2021

Brazilian meat major Minerva Foods is eyeing a potential acquisition in Australia in partnership with a Middle Eastern state fund.

Minerva's venture fund makes debut investment, picking plant-based protein firm Clara Foods

29 Oct 2020

Brazilian meat major Minerva Foods has initiated its first investment under a newly-launched venture capital fund, picking a plant-based business in the US.

Minerva ditches plan to sell Athena Foods stake to investment vehicle

9 Oct 2020

Brazilian meat processor Minerva's has updated the market on its plan to sell a stake in its Chile-based subsidiary Athena Foods to a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Minerva plans to sell chunk of Athena Foods to investment vehicle

15 Sep 2020

Brazilian meat processor Minerva plans to sell a minority stake in its Chile-based subsidiary, it has announced.

Minerva CFO Edison Ticle on meat giant's new VC arm, e-commerce ambitions and use of AI to drive profits – the just-food interview

10 Aug 2020

Minerva Foods in Brazil has just rolled out a venture-capital fund and is poised to complete its first investment. Simon Harvey speaks with CFO Edison Ticle.

Meat processor Minerva plans to acquire Colombia slaughterhouse

6 Aug 2020

Brazilian meat processor Minerva has entered an agreement to acquire a plant in another South American country.

Minerva launches venture-capital fund under three-pronged initiative

22 Jul 2020

Brazilian meat processor Minerva said it has started a three-pronged project to unlock future opportunities.

Brazilian meat giants Marfrig and Minerva deny merger talks

21 Jul 2020

Meatpacking heavyweights Marfrig Global Foods and Minerva Foods have commented on press speculation in their home market of Brazil that they have opened merger talks.

Minerva inks beef distribution MOU in China

2 Oct 2019

Brazilian beef giant Minerva has signed an MOU covering distribution in a major Asian market, it has announced.

Indonesia opens doors to Brazilian beef

30 Aug 2019

Indonesia has taken a decision on Brazilian beef imports following a meeting between the two countries.

Minerva eyes further growth in Asia on back of swine fever outbreak

26 Jul 2019

Brazilian beef giant Minerva has outlined the impact the outbreak of African swine fever in Asia has had on its sales in the region.

Brazil lifts temporary suspension of beef exports to China

14 Jun 2019

Brazil has lifted the temporary suspension of beef exports to China imposed in the wake of the discovery of a atypical case of mad cow disease.

Minerva to shut Sao Paulo plant for maintenance amid BSE-related beef export ban to China

12 Jun 2019

Brazilian meat processor Minerva is temporarily closing a plant in Sao Paulo state for "preventive maintenance purposes". 

Brazil's Minerva pulls IPO for Chilean unit Athena Foods

14 May 2019

Brazilian meat processor Minerva is pulling a debut share offering planned by its Chile-based subsidiary Athena Foods.

Minerva launches IPO for Chilean subsidiary Athena Foods

30 Apr 2019

Brazilian meat giant Minerva announced further details of the initial public offering of its subsidiary Athena Foods in Chile on Monday (29 April)

Brazil meat giant Minerva names Edison Ticle CFO

13 Mar 2019

Brazilian meat heavyweight Minerva Foods has announced it has a new chief financial officer (CFO) and investor relations officer.

Minerva 'picks bankers for Chilean unit's IPO'

22 Nov 2018

Brazilian meat giant Minerva has reportedly hired bankers to coordinate the previously-announced public share offering by its Chilean unit.

Brazil's Minerva Foods plans IPO for Chilean arm Athena

8 Aug 2018

Brazilian meat giant Minerva Foods has revealed its Chilean unit Athena Foods is to undertake an initial public offering (IPO). 

JBS sees Brazil court OK asset sale to Minerva

14 Jul 2017

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has said a local appeals court has given the company the green light to sell a clutch of assets to rival Minerva, a deal that had been halted last month by an earlier judgment.

Brazilian court halts JBS plan to sell assets to Minerva

22 Jun 2017

A court in Brazil has suspended JBS's plan to sell a clutch of assets in South America to meat processing rival Minerva.

JBS offloads beef assets to Brazilian rival Minerva units

6 Jun 2017

Brazil-based meat giant JBS today (6 June) announced the sale of its beef operations in three South American markets to companies controlled by local rival Minerva.

Minerva gets OK to export fresh beef to US

20 Sep 2016

Brazil-based meat processor Minerva has received clearance to ship fresh beef to the US.

Saudi fund SALIC invests in Brazilian beef group Minerva

23 Dec 2015

Saudi Arabian state agricultural fund SALIC plans to take a stake in Brazilian beef processor Minerva.

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