Hendrix Completes Acquisition of Joice & Hill

EU - Hendrix Genetics has completed its acquisition of Joice and Hill Poultry Ltd from shareholders, Henry Stewart & Co (Robert Haynes), Nick Bailey and Peter Cumbers.
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The shareholders of Joice and Hill have completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of Joice and Hill by Hendrix Genetics. Hendrix Genetics held via its affiliate Institut de Sélection Animale B.V. already 40 per cent of Joice and Hill. Joice and Hill, with Nick Bailey as Managing Director, becomes a managerial part of the Poultry Distribution Division (SFPA and Integra) under the leadership of Laurent Taalbi.

Joice and Hill Poultry Ltd was founded in 1965 by Dick Joice and Dick Hill and has a long history in layer chick distribution. The company has 56 employees and operates a 10 million chick hatchery at Eye, Peterborough. Hatching eggs are exclusively produced on company farms in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Hendrix Genetics BV is a global, multi-species, animal genetics company investing in technology, people and progress to deliver sustainable value to business partners, employees and society. Hendrix Genetics has four divisions: Institut de Sélection Animale (ISA), the layer breeding division, selling both brown and white egg layer products under the brand names ISA, Shaver, Babcock, Warren, Bovans, Hisex and DeKalb; SFPA (Société Française de Production Avicole, Integra,), the poultry distribution division (PDD); Hybrid, the turkey breeding division; and Hypor, the pig breeding division. Hendrix Genetics has around 1,000 employees with a further 500 working in joint ventures.

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