Belgian frozen foods company Greenyard NV said on Tuesday it is in advanced negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company, a U.S. fruit and vegetable producer, confirming a Reuters report.
“Greenyard has secured appropriate financing, and is confident in its ability to complete the transaction with a balanced financing approach should a definitive agreement be reached,” the company said in a statement.
By Alan Charlish
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