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JBS to seek damages from founders

Brazil shareholder vote a win for Brazil's BNDES

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Shareholders in JBS SA on Friday cleared the way for the Brazilian food processor to sue its own controlling stakeholders and certain former managers, a rare victory for shareholder activism in Latin America’s largest economy. The vote was a win for JBS’s top minority shareholder, national development bank BNDES, which

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JBS plans U.S. listing as Brazil state bank sells stake

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA and state development bank BNDES are planning a simultaneous listing of JBS international operations in the United States and the sale of the bank’s stake in the company, five sources with knowledge of the matter said. Sources close to the company say JBS is working on


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Brazil’s BNDES willing to sell JBS stake

Rio de Janeiro | Reuters — Brazilian development bank BNDES is willing to sell its stake in meatpacker JBS SA, one source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The development bank had already expressed the intention to sell its stake “for the right price.” But the person, who asked for anonymity to discuss

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Brazil court unfreezes JBS owners’ assets

Brasilia | Reuters –– A Brazilian federal appeals court on Thursday granted an injunction releasing assets belonging to the Batista brothers, owners of the world’s largest meatpacker JBS SA, Ticiano Figueiredo, a lawyer representing the defendants, said. A spokeswoman at the appeals court did not immediately reply to a request for comment. On Oct. 6,

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Brazilian state bank lambastes JBS CEO switch

Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo | Reuters — JBS SA’s weekend move to replace the Brazilian company’s jailed chief executive with his father showed “deviousness” and left in place a situation of “terrible governance” at the world’s No. 1 meatpacker, the head of state development bank BNDES said on Monday, In remarks to Reuters, BNDES president


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Brazil police detain JBS CEO

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s federal police on Wednesday detained the chief executive of JBS SA, the world’s No. 1 meatpacker, saying he used insider information to avoid hefty losses related to a plea bargain he signed earlier this year. Wesley Batista, who has been at the helm of JBS since 2011, was detained

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JBS still seeks U.S. unit IPO

Sao Paulo | Reuters — JBS SA will proceed with plans to list a U.S.-based unit when market conditions allow, as the world’s No. 1 meatpacker wrestles with a shareholder revolt over the role of the controlling Batista family in a massive graft scandal. In a Tuesday conference call to discuss second-quarter results, CEO Wesley




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JBS brothers test dealmaking skills in Brazil plea deal showdown

Sao Paulo/Washington | Reuters — The brothers whose deft dealmaking helped build JBS SA into the world’s No. 1 meat processor are testing that talent like never before as they seek a leniency deal with prosecutors after admitting to paying millions of dollars in bribes to Brazilian politicians. JBS and its controlling shareholder J+F Investimentos,