Shearman & Sterling advised subsidiaries of Joyvio Group on financings to support its $880 million tender offer for all of the shares of Australis Seafoods S.A., a leading Chilean salmon producer. The transaction is one of the largest acquisitions in Chile’s aquaculture industry and provides Joyvio with a major presence in the South American seafood market.
Beijing-headquartered Joyvio Group, the food and agriculture investment platform for Legend Holdings, is mainly engaged in food, beverage, agriculture and supply chain businesses.
Australis Seafoods S.A. is one of Chile’s leading salmon producers and exporters and is listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange. In 2017, the company’s production volume accounted for approximately 9 percent of total salmon production in Chile.