Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest
beef producer, agreed to buy assets from Marfrig Alimentos SA in Brazil and
Uruguay, which will make it the world’s largest chicken producer. JBS will take
on 5.85 billion Reais (2.74bn dollars) in debt for the Seara poultry and pork
unit in Brazil and the Zenda tannery unit in Uruguay, the Sao Paulo-based
company said in a regulatory filing today.