June 8 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc has prevailed over Pilgrim’s Pride Corp in a bidding war for Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The amount of Tyson’s bid could not be immediately learned.
Pilgrim’s Pride, which is majority owned by Brazilian meat processing company JBS S.A., had offered $55 per share for Hillshire which valued the company at $7.7 billion including debt.
Bloomberg News earlier reported that Tyson had beat out Pilgrim’s Pride.
Hillshire, Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Olivia Oran; Editing by Nick Zieminski)