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Pilgrim’s Pride Acquires U.K. Poultry Producer Moy Park for $1.3 Billion

Paul, Weiss represented a special committee of the  Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation’s board of directors in its acquisition of Northern Ireland-based poultry and processed food producer Moy Park from Brazilian meat company JBS S.A. for an enterprise value of approximately $1.3 billion. The transaction was unanimously approved by the special committee of Pilgrim’s board of directors. Pilgrim’s Pride, the second-largest U.S. chicken producer, operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 14 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Moy Park is one of the U.K.'s top 10 food companies, Northern Ireland's largest private sector business and among Europe's leading poultry producers.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Scott Barshay, Steven Williams, Catherine Goodall, Brian Lavin and Gregory Ezring and counsel Brian Scrivani; tax partner Jeffrey Samuels and counsel Alyssa Wolpin; and litigation counsel Peter Jaffe.

September 11, 2017

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