Almarai acquires huge farmland in Arizona
    Saudi dairy company Almarai completed the purchase of 9,834 acres of farmland in Arizona, US, as part of its efforts to secure a supply of alfalfa hay from outside the Kingdom to support its dairy business.
    • Arab News
    • 11 Mar 2014
    Middle East investors ask Alta. man to help buy farmland
    Investors from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have asked Ed Smith, a southern Alberta hay exporter, to help them buy land in North America.

    • Western Producer
    • 09 Jan 2014
    BMI: Saudi Arabia Agribusiness Report (Apr-13)
    A consortium of Saudi groups - comprising dairy giant Almarai, grain importer Al Rajhi and Salic, the agriculture arm of the country's sovereign wealth fund - agreed to pay US $92mn to acquire Continental Farmers Group located in northern Poland and western Ukraine
    • Zawya
    • 07 May 2013
    Saudi extends foreign land spree with CFG takeover
    A consortium of Saudi groups - comprising dairy giant Almarai, grain importer Al Rajhi and Salic, the agriculture arm of the country's Public Investment Fund sovereign wealth fund – buys Continental Farmers Group, which has large farming operations in Poland and the Ukraine.
    • Agrimoney
    • 28 Mar 2013
    Hidden billionaire milking Saudi dairy fortune in desert
    Almarai’s ownership of dairies, processing plants and a distribution system makes it more profitable than its peers. The operation’s earnings before interest and taxes margin is at least 30 percent bigger than Danone, Nestle and Savola.
    • Bloomberg
    • 15 Jan 2013
    Saudi Almarai in $4.2 bln, 5-year investment plan
    Saudi Arabian dairy and food producer Almarai Co's board has approved a $4.2 billion, five-year investment plan that will fund the expansion of its farms.
    • Reuters
    • 07 Jun 2012
    Argentine venture earns Irish firm $83m
    An Irish-owned agricultural company that owns and operates three farms in Argentina has been sold to Saudi Arabia’s largest food company for $83 million.
    • Irish Times
    • 07 Jan 2012
    Almaraï Company, achète 12.300 hectares en Argentine pour nourrir ses vaches laitières
    Le plus grand laitier du Moyen-Orient, Almaraï Company vient d'acquérir 12.306 hectares de maïs et de soja en Argentine, qui lui serviront à nourrir ses vaches laitières et ses volailles.
    • Commodesk
    • 23 Dec 2011
    Saudi dairy giant spends $83M on Argentina farms
    Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company said Wednesday it is buying Argentine farm operator Fondomonte S.A. for $83 million to secure access to a supply of animal feed.
    • AP
    • 21 Dec 2011
    Almarai aims at half of Egypt dairy market
    Saudi-based Almarai Co says it plans to take a 50 percent share of the dairy market in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, by 2013, a report said.
    • Reuters
    • 17 Nov 2009
    The new farm owners: Corporate investors lead the rush for control over overseas farmland
    Today's emerging new farm owners are private equity fund managers, specialised farmland fund operators, hedge funds, pension funds, big banks and the like.
    • GRAIN
    • 20 Oct 2009
    Almarai mulls Egyptian acquisitions
    Almarai Company, Saudi Arabia's biggest listed dairy firm, is studying more acquisition opportunities in Egypt after spending $115 million last month to buy an Egyptian company and its farmland
    • Reuters
    • 12 Jul 2009

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