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Research Update: Campofrio Food Group 'BB-' Long-Term Rating Placed On CreditWatch Negative On Acquisition Bid By Smithfield Foods
- Published: April 2011
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U.S.-based pork producer and processor Smithfield Foods Inc. (Smithfield) has announced its intention to acquire full control of Campofrio Food Group S.A. (CFG). We are placing our 'BB-' long-term corporate credit rating on Spanish meat processor CFG on CreditWatch negative. The CreditWatch placement reflects the likelihood of us equalizing the rating on CFG with the lower rating on Smithfield on completion of the acquisition. On April 8, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'BB-' long-term corporate credit rating on Spanish meat processor Campofrio Food Group S.A. (CFG) on CreditWatch with negative implications. At the same time, the 'BB-' issue rating on CFG's -500 million unsecured bond was placed on CreditWatch with negative implications. The recovery rating of '4'...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Campofrio Food Group S.A.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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