Cobb-Vantress and Hendrix Genetics form alliance
Cobb-Vantress and Hendrix Genetics are forming an alliance to strengthen
Cobb's position in the broiler breeding industry and Hendrix Genetics' positions
in egglayer, turkey and swine genetics, and enable the two companies to explore
further joint venture opportunities.
Cobb-Vantress Inc and Hendrix Genetics B.V. signed and completed the
- A Broiler Joint Venture in which Cobb-Vantress acquired Hybro
in exchange for preferred stock. Terms of the acquisition have not been
- A Joint Development Agreement involving their respective
Research & Development into livestock genetics.
The parties have started to investigate a possible Joint Venture in which
part or all activities may be combined in the future.
President of Cobb-Vantress, Jerry Moye: â€œCombining the efforts of our
R&D teams will make us more efficient. The combination between Cobb-Vantress
and Hybro creates an even stronger global leader in broiler breeding with a
further complementary portfolio of product, clients, markets and production
President of Hendrix Genetics, Thijs Hendrix: â€œTogether we create a new
platform with a new horizon in animal breeding and life sciencesâ€.
The Hybro organisation, genetic lines and facilities will become a part of
Cobb, effective immediately. While Hybro will not operate as a stand alone
division, Hybro products will be offered as part of Cobb's
Current Cobb and Hybro customers can expect business to continue as usual.
Cobb and Hybro's R&D teams will work together to develop a plan that will
give the company its best potential for genetic progress and product
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