Nutreco Gets Green Light To Acquire Cargill's Spanish And Portuguese Operations

Nutreco, the international animal nutrition and fish feed company, says that it has been given the go-ahead by the European Commission anti-trust authorities in Brussels for the acquisition of the animal nutrition business of Cargill in Spain and Portugal.

The agreement in principle was announced on 28 July 2009. The acquisition includes Cargill's 12 compound feed production facilities, with a production volume of around 700,000 metric tonnes, annual sales of approximately EUR 240 million, say Nutreco.