Provimi sells fish feed activities to Biomar
The Provimi Group has reached agreements to sell the majority of its fish
feed activities to Biomar. This transaction will allow Provimi to better focus
on its core animal nutrition and pet food businesses.
The agreements reached with Biomar concern Provimi's fish feed activities in
Chile, Denmark and Spain, which represent about 90% of the Group's fish feed
business, or close to 10% of the Group's annual consolidated sales. The
divestment in Chile includes the sale of a 50% share in the joint venture with
AquaChile, which is subject to first right of refusal. Provimi will continue to
sell its premixes to the fish feed industry. The transaction is subject to
approval of the competent antitrust authorities.
CEO Ton van der Laan
commented: "We consider the sale of our fish feed activities the best
response to the fast changing market environment of the fish feed industry. I am
convinced that these fish feed activities will benefit from the expertise of the
Biomar Group. Provimi will continue its successful strategy by concentrating its
efforts and investments in growth opportunities in its core businesses, animal
nutrition and pet food activities."
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