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Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films announce proposed merger

26 November, 2014

Cardia Bioplastics has announced a proposed merger with privately held Australian company Stellar Films Group.

Primo Group to be acquired by JBS Australia

24 November, 2014

Smallgoods producer Primo Group is set to be acquired by Australia's largest fresh meat processor, JBS Australia, for $1.45 billion. The deal includes Primo's five processing plants across Australia and New Zealand, which employ more than 3000 staff.

Goodman Fielder acquisition unopposed by ACCC

25 September, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it will not oppose the acquisition of Goodman Fielder by Wilmar and First Pacific.

Pro Mach expands bottling and capping with acquisition

09 September, 2014

Pro Mach has expanded its bottling and capping capabilities by acquiring Pace Packaging. New Jersey-based Pace manufactures automated bottle unscramblers and orientors.

Weston Milling merges with AB Mauri's ANZ operations

05 September, 2014

GWF's Weston Milling business will merge with AB Mauri's Australian and New Zealand operations. The merged companies will be launced as MAURI anz and will be a division of GWF and an affiliate of the global AB Mauri business.

Cargill spends $440m on ADM global chocolate business

03 September, 2014

Cargill has announced it will purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company's global chocolate business for $440 million. The sale is expected to close in the first half of 2015.

Merger forms world's third-largest QSR company

01 September, 2014

Burger King has merged with restaurant chain Tim Hortons to create the world’s third-largest quick-service restaurant company. Between them, the two companies have more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries and US$23 billion in system sales.

Organic food brand sells for $80m

08 August, 2014

Organic food brand Five:am has been acquired by PZ Cussons for $80 million. Best known for its organic yoghurt, Five:am manufactures its products out of a state-of-the-art facility near Melbourne.

DSM signs Teavigo licensing agreement with Taiyo

31 July, 2014

DSM has signed a licensing agreement with Taiyo Kagaku that will transfer the Teavigo brand EGCG business to Taiyo. The deal will see Taiyo become the sole producer of the Teavigo product by the end of this year.

Goodman Fielder accepts reduced takeover offer

04 July, 2014

The Goodman Fielder Board has recommended that shareholders accept a lower takeover offer from Wilmar International and First Pacific than was initially offered.

Perfection Fresh and D'VineRipe announce merger

20 June, 2014

Fresh produce marketer Perfection Fresh and glasshouse operator D'VineRipe have announced that the two companies will merge as of 1 July.

Naturex acquires quillaia and yucca businesses

12 June, 2014

Berghausen's quillaia and yucca businesses have been acquired by Naturex. The acquisition comes after Naturex acquired Chile Botanics, a Chilean quillaia extract company, earlier this year.

SAI Global board fires CEO; considers acquisition bid

28 May, 2014

It's been a big week for SAI Global. The company's board appointed a new executive chairman after the CEO was fired. The company is also considering an acquisition proposal from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP).

MOU to increase cooperation on Australian-Chinese mergers

23 May, 2014

The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China has signed a memorandum of understanding with the ACCC that aims to increase cooperation and communication about mergers affecting both the Australian and Chinese markets.

Amcor acquires Indonesian flexible-packaging business

21 May, 2014

Amcor has announced plans to acquire Indonesian flexible-packaging business Bella Prima Packaging for $27 million. Bella Prima has two plants in Jakarta that specialise in the high-growth shrink sleeve, label and lidding business.

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