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Clifford Chance advises Tyson Foods on its acquisition of the Thai and European businesses from BRF S.A.

13 June 2019

Clifford Chance advises Tyson Foods on its acquisition of the Thai and European businesses from BRF S.A.

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised Tyson Foods, Inc. ("Tyson") on its acquisition of the Thai and European businesses from BRF S.A. ("BRF").

On 3 June Tyson successfully completed its acquisition of the Thai and European food businesses from BRF. The purchase included four production facilities in Thailand, and one each in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The four plants in Thailand produce a wide range of fresh and frozen, value-added raw and fully cooked poultry products including highly specialized cuts for retail and foodservice customers throughout Asia and other markets, including Europe. The processing locations in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are supported by in-house innovation capabilities for developing further-processed chicken products for retail and foodservice customers throughout Europe. Products are sold under Grabits™, Hot ‘N’ Kickin’Chicken®, Speedy Pollo® and the Sadia® brands, in addition to key customer-owned brands.

Tyson is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®.

The Clifford Chance team was led by corporate partners Mark Poulton (London) and Jeroen Thijssen (Amsterdam), who were supported principally by corporate lawyers Riaz Pirmohamed, Ellen Iu, Genovieve Lajeunesse, Claire Zhu and Dana Usher.