M&A Deal Summary

WH Group Acquires Smithfield Foods

On September 26, 2013, WH Group Ltd. acquired food company Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is WH Group’s 1st transaction in the Food sector.
  • This is WH Group’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is WH Group’s 1st transaction in Virginia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-09-26
Target Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Sector Food
Buyer(s) WH Group Ltd.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Smithfield, Virginia, United States
website
Smithfield Foods, Inc., brings good food to families and friends around the world in a responsible manner. Smithfield produce many popular products like hams, bacon and sausage.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

WH Group Ltd.

Hong Kong, China

website


Category Company
Founded 1958
SectorFood
DESCRIPTION

WH Group is the major pork company in the world. Company unique global platform integrates hog production, hog slaughtering and the processing and distribution of packaged meats and fresh pork, placing us in the number one position in all of the key segments of the pork industry.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Food) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2013) 1 of 1