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BRICs and beyond: Nestle hopes to milk Chile's role as trade hub 16 Apr 2012

Its plans to create a local powerhouse in Chile's dairy industry may have been dashed a year ago but, 12 months on, Nestle has underlined the importance it places on the sector and on the country.

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Chile's Agrosuper finalises move for Salmones Friosur 11 Dec 2018

Chile-based food manufacturer Agrosuper has sealed the acquisition of a local salmon business, its latest deal in the sector.


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.


Chinese conglomerate Legend to buy Chilean salmon specialist Australis Seafoods 19 Nov 2018

A Chinese conglomerate has struck a deal to buy the majority of Chile-based fish business Australis Seafoods in a transaction that values the salmon supplier at US$880m.


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). 


Chile's Agrosuper nets salmon group AquaChile 7 Aug 2018

Agrosuper, the Chile-based meat, seafood and processed food manufacturer, has swooped to buy local salmon producer Empresas AquaChile.


AquaChile strikes deal to buy Salmones Magallanes, Pesquera Eden 4 Jun 2018

Chile-based salmon farmer and processor Empresas AquaChile has signed a binding agreement to acquire all the shares of local peers Salmones Magallanes and Pesquera Edén for US$255m.


CPTPP countries sign Pacific trade pact 9 Mar 2018

The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have signed their revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal set to slash tariffs and foster trade in a marketplace worth close to around US$13.5trn.


Chilean fruit company Hortifrut to take over Peruvian rival 4 Oct 2017

Chile-headquartered fruit producer Hortifrut has signed a merger agreement with Peruvian agricultural development company Talsa.


Spanish bakery business Europastry enters South American market through acquisition 15 Sep 2017

Europastry, the Spanish bakery business, has gained entry to the South American market after buying Chilean food group Crandon for an undisclosed sum.


Chilean meat firm Coexca gets Danish investment 24 May 2017

The Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF) has invested US$12m in Chilean pork producer Coexca.