Global protein-based food company, JBS, has entered into an agreement to acquire King’s Group by its subsidiary Rigamonti.
The deal will help JBS to strengthen its presence in the United States and Europe. With an investment of €82 million (US$ 92.5 million), the company acquires four plants in Italy and the entire operation of Principe in the United States, having a portfolio and structure for producing and distributing authentic Italian specialties.
“This acquisition is in line with our strategic approach of growing in high value-added products. It puts us among the leaders in Italian ‘salumeria’ and leverages our commercial strategy in the US, where we are investing US$ 200 million in an Italian specialties plant. The growth potential of the King’s and Príncipe brands in Europe and the United States is significant,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS global CEO.