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Slide #38. Darling International Inc. — Vion Ingredients
Darling International Inc. (NYSE:DAR)
Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR), a leading provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nation's food industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the shares (other than certain minority interests) of Vion Ingredients, a division of Vion Holding N.V. (a member of the Vion Food Group), for approximately 1.6 billion in cash. Closing is anticipated in January 2014 subject to customary regulatory approvals and finalization of the required employee consultations in the Netherlands. Vion Ingredients is a worldwide leader in the development and production of specialty ingredients from animal origin for applications in pharmaceuticals, food, feed, pet food, fertilizer and bio-energy. Vion Ingredients' global network of 58 facilities on five continents covers all aspects of animal by-product processing through six brands including Rendac (rendering), Sonac (proteins, fats, edible fats and blood products), Ecoson (green power), Rousselot (gelatin), CTH (natural casings), and Best Hides (hides).
Darling Ingredients is a global developer and producer of natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients. Co.'s segments include: Feed Ingredients, which includes the collection and processing of beef, poultry and pork animal by-products in North America and Europe into non-food grade oils and protein meals; Food Ingredients, which includes the purchase and processing of beef and pork bone chips, beef hides, pig skins, and fish skins into collagen in Europe, China, South America and North America; and Fuel Ingredients, which converts animal fats, recycled greases, used cooking oil, inedible corn oil, soybean oil, or other feedstocks into renewable diesel.
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