BRASILIA, April 17 Brazil's antitrust regulator
Cade approved on Wednesday, JBS's purchase of rival Bertin, a
deal that helped turn the one-time family run butcher into the
world's largest beef producer.
Cade said as part of its approval the competitive conditions
within the companies' market would continue to be monitored.
JBS SA agreed to buy Bertin, which has some 38
plants in Brazil and abroad, in an all-stock deal in 2009.
JBS grew to the top of its industry through an aggressive
(Reporting by Leonardo Goy; Writing by Caroline Stauffer;
Editing by Leslie Gevirtz)