WHILE the July 1 announcement that JBS USA plans to acquire Cargill's pork business for $1.45 billion was a surprise to everyone, JBS said it had been demonstrating interest in the Cargill pork business for many years.
Wesley Batista, global chief executive officer of JBS S.A., said the complementary nature of both companies' pork businesses led JBS to initially express interest a while ago.
"We approached Cargill. The busin
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