Tyson Foods’ Acquisition Of BRF S.A. Thai And European Businesses


Clifford Chance advised Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”) on its acquisition of the Thai and European businesses from BRF S.A. (“BRF”).

Tyson 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.

Tyson is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein.

BofA Merrill Lynch acted as exclusive financial adviser to Tyson Foods on the acquisition, and Clifford Chance LLP acted as its legal counsel for the transaction.

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

Involved fees earner: Ellen Iu – Clifford Chance; Genovieve Lajeunesse – Clifford Chance; Riaz Pirmohamed – Clifford Chance; Mark Poulton – Clifford Chance; Jeroen Thijssen – Clifford Chance; Dana Usher – Clifford Chance; Claire Zhu – Clifford Chance;

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