Glencore Xstrata looking to sell Dakota Growers

by World Grain Staff
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BAAR, SWITZERLAND — Glencore Xstrata PLC is looking to sell its Dakota Growers Pasta Co. business, which it acquired as part of its $6 billion purchase of Viterra last year, Reuters reported on July 9.

Glencore is working with Barclays PLC to sell St. Louis Park, Minnestota, U.S.-based Dakota Growers in a deal which could value the nation's third-largest pasta maker at $300 million to $400 million, Reuters reported.

Glencore has already sold a number of Viterra assets to Agrium Inc., CF Industries Holdings Inc. and Richardson International.

Viterra acquired Dakota Growers for $240 million in March 2010.


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