Inghams is acquiring Bostock Brothers

Inghams is acquiring Bostock Brothers

Inghams Group Limited has announced its intention to acquire 100% of the Bostock Brothers organic chicken business in New Zealand for NZ$35.3 million (approximately A$33.0 million).

Inghams CEO and Managing Director, Andrew Reeves, said: “With the strong recovery in operational and financial performance of our New Zealand business, this acquisition represents a unique opportunity to further enhance our capabilities, extend our range and advance our plans for the business.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Inghams Chief Executive, New Zealand, Edward Alexander, said: “The addition of the highly regarded premium Bostock brand and team strongly aligns with our objective to establish Inghams as the leading premium operator in the market.”

Established in 2014, BBL is the only certified organic producer of poultry in New Zealand. BBL’s operations are located in Hastings, on the central east coast of the North Island, approximately four hours from Inghams Waitoa operations.

The acquisition will be fully funded from existing debt facilities, and is contingent upon the satisfaction of conditions, including with respect to the Commerce Commission and Overseas Investment Office. Completion is expected by end September 2024.

Key points

• Acquisition of New Zealand’s only organic poultry producer with premium market position is strongly aligned with Inghams strategy

• Acquiring 100% of the shares in Bostock Brothers Limited (BBL), including the brand with respect to poultry products, three freehold farming properties and the primary processing plant 

• Completion expected by end September 2024

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