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BRB Foods, a licensee of Unilever, seeks $8m IPO and New York listing

BRB Foods, a licensee of Unilever, seeks $8m IPO and New York listing Unilever Food and Beverage Business

BRB Foods, a holding company based in São Paulo, is seeking to go public in the US. The company, which manufactures products for Unilever under license in Brazil, has applied for a public offering of shares in the American market. The offering will amount to $8m worth of common stock and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

The proceeds from the offering will be utilized for working capital, capital expenditure, and to finance the purchase of raw materials. The holding company was set up in Brazil in 2020 and specializes in the acquisition, processing, manufacturing, selling, and packaging of high-quality dry food products. The products are distributed to major retailers and foodservice establishments throughout Brazil.

BRB Foods, which describes itself as an “emerging growth company,” incorporates brands under license from Unilever such as Knorr, Arisco, Maizena, and Mãe Terra. The company is currently generating revenue and profit metrics in Brazilian reais, presented in US dollars. Despite being incorporated under the law of the State of Wyoming, its executives, directors, and assets are located in Brazil.

In the nine months to 30 September, BRB Foods generated total group sales of $9.5m. However, the company reported a year-to-date net loss of $4.7m, indicative of a loss-making trend over the years. Unilever’s and BRB Brands’ product assortment in Brazil features Knorr broths, seasonings, and pasta, Arisco condiments, mustard, and mayonnaise, and Mãe Terra organic cereal, cookies, and snacks.

Like other global food manufacturers, BRB Foods faced challenges from rising commodity prices and the reais-dollar exchange rate. However, the company has taken proactive measures such as increasing prices to consumers in response to these external factors.

Despite the challenges, the company is optimistic about its future prospects and aims to improve its performance in the coming years. As an active player in the food and beverage industry, BRB Foods continues to adapt to industry trends and consumer demands.

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