During the last two decades, exports of such products from South America have increased more than tenfold
JBS S.A. has finalized its acquisition of the Toledo Group located in Gent, Belgium, for an enterprise value of $13.8 million. The Toledo Group specializes in researching, developing and commercializing customized cooked and frozen beef products for a wide range of end-users throughout Western Europe. Its customer base includes more than 100 clients ranging from foodservice, industrial kitchens to large food companies that use beef products as an ingredient in their finished products.
In 2009, the Toledo Group achieved net revenues in excess of $50 million. The business was founded by Clayton Toledo and Bob Stevens more than 20 years ago and has pioneered the development of these cooked-beef products through partnerships at the production level with South American beef companies.
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