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Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BRF – Brasil Foods S.A. (BRFS3), announces that it has signed a binding offer to acquire, through its subsidiary in
Austria, a 49% share equity stake, and management control of Federal Foods Limited, a privately-held company headquartered in
Abu Dhabi, in the
United Arab Emirates. The remaining share equity stake in Federal Foods will be maintained by Al Nowais Investments, the current owner of Federal Foods.
Federal Foods is a leading food company in the
United Arab Emirates, catering to a full spectrum of retail, food service and wholesale clients. The company operates 6 branches in the
United Arab Emirates and 1 in the
State of Qatar, with over 1,350 employees and a logistics fleet over 260 chilled/frozen vans and trucks. It reached
US$ 266 million net sales and 92 thousand tons of products in 2011.
Federal Foods has been a distributor of Sadia products in the
United Arab Emirates for over 20 years. In addition to Sadia products, it distributes a range of chilled, frozen and dry products from other brands and suppliers. Currently, BRF products already account for approximately 65% of Federal Foods total net sales.
BRF will sell and distribute its portfolio of products in the UAE through Federal Foods, including Sadia and Perdix brands, and the portfolio from the processed products plant which will start operating in 2013.
This acquisition is in line with BRF's strategic plan to internationalize the company, accessing local markets, strengthening BRF's brands and distribution and expanding its product portfolio in the
BRF investment for the acquisition will amount to
US$ 36 million, in return for a 49% share equity stake in Federal Foods. BRF will hold management control as established in the Shareholders Agreement, and will consolidate Federal Foods financial statements.
Leopoldo Viriato SaboyaChief Financial, Administration and Investor Relations Officer
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Ana Carolina Pires BastosEmail:
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