Two prominent market players decide to join forces to create a group that will compete on European scale (2012)
Covalis was a subsidiary of Boerenbond, the country largest agricultural concern. Covalis manages several slaughter houses across the country. Viangros is a meat processor – the end of the value chain – and produces meat preparation for supermarkets.
The combined entity generates a € 150m revenue
The merge will allow the new entity to cover the entire value chain and reach the critical size to compete with big European players.
Financial and legal due diligence
Defining the structure of the new group and value both companies
Negotiating the final agreement and organising the share exchange