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If the deal completes, it will mark the end of a highly protracted sale process which has been surrounded by rumour and speculation from the start. © iStock.com

Emaar boss leads $2bn purchase of Americana

By Eliot Beer

The sale of Kuwaiti food giant Americana is finally going ahead, as GCC investors buy 69% of the firm for a rumoured US$2bn (€1.79bn) after nearly two-years of negotiations.

Where next for ingredients since Cognis and National Starch?

Where next for ingredients since Cognis and National Starch?

By Jess HALLIDAY

‘Billion dollar deal’ was not a phrase bandied about the food ingredients industry much last year. With BASF buying Cognis for €3.1bn and Corn Products International paying $1.3bn for National Starch, M&A looks to be thawing – but best not get over-excited...

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