Brazilian meat processors BRF Brasil Foods and Marfrig announced a deal on Thursday to trade assets, including a block of properties that Brazilian anti-trust body CADE mandated to be sold as part of the Sadia and Perdigao approval in July.
Brazilian meat processor Marfrig will restructure multiple segments of the company between now and December in an effort to reduce costs and trim away at its current debt of BRL10.3 billion (5.8 billion dollars), the company's president said this week in an interview with Valor Economico newspaper, partly reproduced by Meat trade news Daily.
Brazilian leading meatpacker Marfrig will not be considering takeovers until 2012, Chief Executive Marcos Molina dos Santos said on Monday after the company posted a second-quarter net loss.
The world’s largest beef producer, Brazil’s JBS announced its board agreed to boost its capital by as much as 3.48 billion Real (2.15 billion US dollars) through a private placement with Brazil’s state economic and social development bank.
China opened its market to Brazilian pork and Brazil’s meat packer Marfrig said it would invest heavily in distribution centres in China. The announcements were made in Beijing where a numerous government and private sector delegation headed by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is on an official visit to China.