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How JBS became collateral damage in a war between billionaires

JBS now plans to tweak U.S. IPO, executive says

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — A business dispute between the disgraced billionaire Batista brothers in Brazil and the heir to an Indonesian pulp and paper fortune is throwing a wrench in meatpacker JBS SA’s plans to for a U.S. listing of its international operations, such as its Canadian beef plant. The dispute stems from a […] Read more

JBS taps BNP Paribas for Moy Park sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo / Reuters – JBS SA, the world’s No. 2 food processor, has picked BNP Paribas SA to help sell Moy Park Ltd, which the company has put on the block, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. JBS, whose controlling family has been ensnared in a corruption scandal, announced […] Read more


JBS aims to shed Alberta feedlot in divestment plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo/Chicago | Reuters — Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA revealed a major divestment plan Tuesday, putting its Alberta cattle feeding assets and others on the block to cut debt after a corruption scandal raised concerns about its financing costs. JBS, whose controlling shareholder recently agreed to pay a massive leniency fine after becoming embroiled in […] Read more

JBS parent to pay record fine in leniency deal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Brasilia/Sao Paulo | Reuters — J+F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the globe’s largest meatpacker JBS SA, agreed to pay a record-setting 10.3 billion real (C$4.3 billion) fine for its role in corruption scandals that threaten to oust President Michel Temer, Brazilian prosecutors said. The settlement means that Brazil’s three-year sweeping graft investigations have now led […] Read more


JBS brothers test dealmaking skills in Brazil plea deal showdown

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sao Paulo/Washington | Reuters — The brothers whose deft dealmaking helped build JBS SA into the world’s No. 1 meat processor are testing that talent like never before as they seek a leniency deal with prosecutors after admitting to paying millions of dollars in bribes to Brazilian politicians. JBS and its controlling shareholder J+F Investimentos, […] Read more

Brazil watchdog opens new probes into JBS-related insider trading

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s securities regulator said it launched four new probes against meatpacker JBS SA and other companies controlled by J+F Investimentos on Friday to investigate suspicious trades made before markets were rattled by the revelation of a plea deal by the company’s top executives. In a statement late on Friday, CVM […] Read more


JBS mulls delaying IPO of international unit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — JBS SA, the world’s largest meat processor, may postpone the New York listing of a global food processing unit originally expected for the second quarter because of lukewarm investor feedback after a scandal in Brazil, two people with knowledge of the situation said. Executives at Sao Paulo-based JBS were worried […] Read more

JBS suspends Brazil beef output amid import bans

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s biggest meatpacking company, announced on Thursday it had suspended beef production at 33 of its 36 Brazilian plants amid the corruption scandal that has caused some of the country’s biggest export markets to ban Brazilian meats. Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said a police investigation, which […] Read more


Vale fertilizer sale seen on track despite review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rio de Janeiro | Reuters — Vale SA’s plan to dispose of fertilizer assets remains on track despite a request last week by Brazil’s state development bank, BNDES, to analyze the transaction more carefully, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. Terms of the deal, which involves the sale of certain assets […] Read more