The authorization from China follows similar approval from the EU and the competition bodies of Brazil, Canada, Russia, Turkey and the US.
SHV is also reported to be making good progress in obtaining regulatory clearance for the deal from authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.
The news follows the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) organized by Nutreco yesterday where shareholders discussed the SHV offer. conditional changes in the make-up of the fish feed and animal nutrition company’s supervisory board were also announced.
Having secured the commitment of some of the biggest shareholders in Nutreco, AGP and NN Group, SHV bumped up its offer for the company to €45.25 ($51) per share on 30 January, valuing the company at €3.18 billion ($3.60bn).