SANTIAGO, March 18 (Reuters) – U.S.-centered commodities trader Cargill Inc (CARG.UL) has agreed to obtain a 24.5% stake in the salmon farming subsidiary of Chile’s Multiexport Foodstuff for some $290 million, it stated on Friday.
Chile is the world’s next biggest salmon producer immediately after Norway. Cargill is a major supplier of salmon feed.
Less than the deal, Salmones Multiexport will also have a 1.13% stake marketed to a neighborhood device of Japan’s Mitsui & Co (8031.T), whose stake in the organization will also reach 24.5%.
Multiexport Foodstuff is set to receive a whole $303.3 million.
The circumstances of the offer – which however necessitates approval from antitrust watchdogs in the Unites States, Brazil and Chile – will have to be fulfilled in up to 6 months.
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Reporting by Fabian Andres Cambero Crafting by Gabriel Araujo Editing by Chizu Nomiyama
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