JBS beefing up Brazil business

Brazil’s JBS, the world's largest beef processor, may raise as much as 2.16bn reais (£804m) with the sale of new shares to fund its direct distribution business. The Sao Paulo-based company, which processes an average of 35,000 head of cattle a day, plans to sell 200m new common shares in a primary offering, the equivalent of an 8.4 per cent stake, according to a prospectus filed over the holiday weekend.