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Investor consortium acquires 100% of Biyinzika Poultry International Limited


Verdant Capital has advised a leading United Kingdom (UK) private equity firm on the sale of Biyinzika Poultry International Limited

Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT |  Verdant Capital  has advised a leading UK private equity firm on the sale of Biyinzika Poultry International Limited (“BPIL”), a vertically integrated poultry business in Uganda, to an investor consortium including a US single-family office and a regional industry executive. The sale represented a 100% interest in BPIL.

BPIL was founded in 1990 as a poultry breeder farm and has grown steadily over the years to establish itself as a key player in the Ugandan poultry industry. It is a leading supplier of day-old chicks, poultry feeds, broilers, and branded and unbranded dressed chicken.  It trades under brand names, including Pearl Chicken and Biyinzika Feeds.

The transaction reinforces Verdant Capital’s position as a leading advisor to private equity clients in Africa and builds on its market-leading sector competence in advising on transactions in the food and agri-business sector.

In 2023 alone, Verdant Capital has completed three transactions in the food and agri-business sector.  The transaction builds on Verdant Capital’s leading pan-African M&A league table positions in recent years, including in 2022, its rankings of fourth and first in the DealMakers pan-African and East African league tables, respectively.

Terms for the transaction were not disclosed.

Biyinzika history

In 2014, a venture capital fund known as 8 Miles provided equity to Samuel Mukasa’s Biyinzika for their poultry business to expand. The company was renamed Biyinzika International.

The company 8 Miles eventually took over the management of the business, compelling Mukasa to open Biyinzika Enterprises, which is now struggling with loans.

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