Halal Industry

Tiger Brands to sell 49% shareholding in Nigerian UAC Foods

Putting this news in context of the Islamic economy: UAC Foods owns the halal-certified Gala brand, the maker of sausage rolls. - Salaam Gateway


Published 29 Aug,2021 via Bloomberg Markets - Tiger Brands Ltd., a South African food producer, agreed to sell its 49% minority shareholding in UAC Foods Ltd. to parent UAC of Nigeria Plc.

The purchase is expected to be completed in September, UAC of Nigeria said in a filing published on the website of the Nigerian Exchange Group. UAC of Nigeria currently owns 51% of UAC Food’s shares.

Tiger Brands acquired a minority state in UAC Foods in 2011, following a joint venture agreement with the Nigerian firm to manufacture and distribute some sausage, ice cream and water brands. It is exiting Nigeria about two months after another South African firm, Shoprite Holdings Ltd., sold its operations in the West African country to local investors.

Also, Tiger Brands in 2015 sold its shareholding in Dangote Flour to Nigerian parent Dangote Industries Ltd., three years after buying it.

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