Latest Insights

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.

Latest News

Emmi-backed Surlat to merge with Chilean rival 30 Aug 2019

Surlat, the Chile-based dairy business in which Swiss group Emmi owns a majority stake, is to combine with a competitor in the South American country.


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)


Chile-listed berry producer Hortifrut to raise additional share capital 12 Apr 2019

Hortifrut plans to raise additional equity as the Chile-listed berry producer seeks to fund acquisitions in overseas markets.


Jeff Bezos fund backs Chile free-from firm NotCo 1 Mar 2019

NotCo, a plant-based food manufacturer in Chile, has received a cash injection from a group of investors - including one eye-catching backer- to fund its expansion.


Grupo Bimbo buys Chile baked-goods firm Nutra Bien 22 Feb 2019

Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the global bakery giant, has closed a deal to buy a business elsewhere in Latin America.


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).