chicken kingdom

Industry Integrated Poultry Production/Processing
Location Russia
Fund Agribusiness Partners International, L.P. I & II
Date Invested July 1997
Date Exited November 2007
Website http://www.zpi.ru/
Description In 1997, API made its initial investment in a broiler production company – initially called Golden Rooster which later evolved into the name Chicken Kingdom, the brand under which all products were marketed. Chicken Kingdom had grown from zero in revenues to $150 million annual revenues upon exit and was the #1 recognized brand in all of Russia. The company employed approximately 3,000 employees at the time of exit and had grown to be one of the top three broiler companies in Russia. At its peak poultry production prior to exit, the company was producing approximate 1.2 million birds/week utilizing in excess of 300 broiler houses at 14 different locations. Its brand was the #1 brand in Russia by 2007.
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