Tulip’s acquisition of Easey Holdings Ltd approved
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has announced its approval of Tulip Ltd’s acquisition of pig producer Easey Holdings Ltd, with no further action necessary.
Tulip announced the acquisition in September and, according to the company, the move represents an investment in British farming and inward commitment to the UK by Tulip Ltd’s parent company, Danish Crown, thus further reinforcing the organisation’s commitment to global farming.
Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key businesses – breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business.
Andrew Saunders, agriculture director at Tulip Ltd’s farming division, Tulip Agriculture, said: “This is great news for Tulip, for Easey Holdings, for our customers and our consumers. Tulip is a true champion of the UK pig farming industry while Danish Crown remains absolutely committed to continued inward investment into the UK.”
“Tulip Agriculture (the farming and pig supply division of Tulip) will be working closely with the Easey management team, staff, farmers, suppliers and customers to ensure the continued successful operation of the Easey farming network as part of the Tulip Ltd Group.”