Remember the scrap for control, or rather "influence", at small agribusiness Quantum Foods last year? Long-term shareholder Zeder bailed out, selling its influential shareholding to poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH).

That caused the feathers to fly inside and outside Quantum. Shortly thereafter, its management, private equity investor Silverlands and JSE-listed poultry groupast ral Foods all acquired meaningful shareholdings in Quantum, effectively cooping up CBH’s influence...

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