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Nomad Holdings purchases Iglo Food for EUR 2.6 billion

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As part of a build-up strategy, Nomad Holdings Limited has agreed to acquire Iglo Foods Holdings Limited, Europe's leading frozen food company, from a company backed by the Permira funds.

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Maine's shrimp ban benefits Canadian exports
Canada | 01:40 | A ban on fishing for cold water shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in Gulf of Maine waters, the US, has contributed to the surge of Canada’s shrimp exports to the American market, which is not deemed as totally harmful to American stakeholders. Full Story
Second Indian company achieves four-star BAP status
India | 01:00 | Suryamitra Exim is India’s second group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices status for shrimp or any species, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. Full Story
Scottish salmon exports reach new record
United Kingdom | 23:40 | Figures released today reveal that exports of Scottish salmon grew by USD 74.8 million last year, reaching USD 747.7 million for the first time ever. Full Story
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