Louis Dreyfus weighs up listing or merger

Louis Dreyfus, one of the world’s top commodity firms, is considering a stock market listing, a merger or bringing in a private investor to fund future projects.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is holding talks with the company’s minority shareholders, who can demand that the group buy them out from next year, and said that Louis Dreyfus had to be “prepared for all options”. Merger talks between Louis Dreyfus and smaller Singaporean rival Olam International Ltd failed earlier this year. It has also been reported to have held merger talks with other rivals, including Swiss-based Glencore International.