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JBS still keen on U.S. IPO despite scandals

Sao Paulo | Reuters — JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacking firm, remains intent on a stock market listing of subsidiary JBS Foods International in the U.S. despite corruption and food safety scandals, executives said on Thursday. In April all of JBS operations will meet U.S. auditing and compliance requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, JBS […] Read more

JBS says listing of U.S. unit remains priority

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA said listing a subsidiary in the U.S. remained a priority, even as two controlling shareholders in the company remain in jail for insider trading and their role in a corruption scandal. The long-planned initial public offering of its processed food subsidiary JBS Foods International BV was […] Read more



JBS mulls delaying IPO of international unit

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 weighs suspending U.S. IPO

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s biggest meatpacking company, will decide in coming days whether to suspend listing its overseas operations after a corruption scandal, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo said Monday. A person involved in the deal told Reuters last week JBS had no intention of delaying the US$1 billion […] Read more

JBS bondholders consent to global reorganization

New York | IFR — A sufficient number of JBS bondholders have agreed to amend indentures allowing for a global reorganization of the meatpacker, the company said Wednesday. Under the plan, the company’s global operations and Brazil-based food processor Seara Alimentos will regroup under a new Ireland-based company, JBS Foods International. JBS USA and JBS […] Read more


JBS posts large loss, announces reorganization

Brasilia | Reuters –– Brazilian meat packer JBS posted a much larger-than-expected first-quarter loss on Thursday, but its shares jumped the day after it announced a corporate reorganization to bring together international operations. JBS, the world’s biggest meat packer, lost 2.741 billion reais (C$1.02 billion) on currency hedging costs and poor results on the company’s […] Read more