Beijing-based Private Equity Firm, CDH Investments, to Lower its Stake in WH Group Once Again

WH Group, the world’s largest pork producer, saw its shares plunge the most in more than two years on Friday morning [28 October 2016] after the company said private equity group CDH Investments planned to curb its stake by selling HK$10.6 billion [~US$1.37 billion] through a share placement…Full Article: South China Morning Post Oct 2016

Belarus Hopes to Get Chinese Trade Approval for Meat and Dairy Products

Belarus hopes to enter the Chinese market with a proposal of a wide choice of food products, Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told media on 28 September, BelTA has learned. “34 dairies are currently open for supplies to the Chinese market. Six more meat and one baby food companies are pending decision,” the

Canada and China Sign Trade Agreements on Canola and Frozen Beef

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, stable and predictable access to international markets is essential to Canadians. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, welcomed the announcement that Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of

New Zealand’s Government Approves 50% Purchase of Silver Fern Farms by Bright Food Group’s Shanghai Maling

Authorities in New Zealand on Tuesday [20 September 2016] gave the final go-ahead to the country’s biggest meat cooperative to sell a half stake to China’s biggest meat processor. Minister for Land Information Louise Upston and Associate Minister for Finance Paula Bennett gave the approval of Shanghai Maling’s application to purchase a 50-percent interest in

CDH Investments to Sell 10.6% Stake in WH Group, Acquirer of Smithfield Foods

China-based pork company WH Group said on Thursday [25 August 2016] a major investor, Chinese private equity firm CDH Investments, plans to sell an aggregate 10.61 percent stake in the company in placements that could raise HK$9.25 billion ($1.19 billion)…Full Article: The Global Times Aug 2016 Key Point WH Group (Smithfield Foods) stated that CDH