SAO PAULO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian protein producer Marfrig Global Foods SA has raised its stake in U.S. meatpacker National Beef Packing Company to 81.7% from 51%, according to Sunday evening filings.
Marfrig acquired the stake from Jefferies Financial Group Inc for $860 million. Including dividends relative to this year, Jefferies will receive a total of $970 million.
The transaction is expected to conclude this year. After the acquisition, other shareholders in National Beef will be USPB, with 15%, BPI, 2,4% and Tim Klein, 0.8%. (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer and Roberto Samora, editing by Louise Heavens)