Marfrig may purchase chicken and duck slaughtering plants

26-02-2010 | | |

Marfrig Alimentos S.A., is negotiating with the Grupo Globoaves for purchasing or leasing 2 small-sized plants suitable for free-range chicken (“frango caipira”) and duck slaughtering.

This includes the businesses of rustic chicken, with the Nho Bento brand, and duck, with the Germânia brand.

The deal closing still depends on the due diligence process and does not have vinculating effects.

Marfrig emphasises its strategy of protein and products diversification, and this acquisition will include free-range chicken and duck products in the New Seara division, which concentrates its activities in chicken, pork and industrialized food in Brazil.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist