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Tyson Food is moving forward with a $7.75 billion deal to acquire Hillshire Bradnds, whose brands include Hillshire Farm deli meats, Jimmy Dean sausages, and Ball Park hot dogs, among others.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tyson Moves Forward With Acquisition Of Hillshire Brands

Tyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods.


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Tyson Wins Bidding War For Hillshire With $7.75B Offer

Tyson had been vying with rival poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride for Hillshire, which wrapped up its bidding process Sunday. Tyson ended up raising its offer to $63 per share. It had previously offered $50 per share, after which Pilgrim’s Pride raised its bid to $55 per share.


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Hillshire To Talk With Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride

Takeover bids by Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods are being driven by the desirability of brand-name processed products like Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches.


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Tyson Offers To Buy Hillshire Brands For $6.2B

Two days after poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride made a $5.58 billion bid for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, Tyson Foods Co. barged in with a $6.2 billion offer.


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Pilgrim’s Pride Offers To Buy Hillshire For $5.58B

The poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride is offering to acquire Chicago-based meat producer Hillshire Brands in a deal worth about $5.58 billion to create a “protein-focused company.”


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Hillshire Looks Beyond Meat With Birds Eye, Vlasic

The Chicago-based company, which makes Hillshire Farm lunch meats, Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park franks, said Monday that it would buy Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at $4.23 billion.