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Louis Dreyfus in Talks to Sell Stake to Abu Dhabi’s ADQ

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Louis Dreyfus operations in Brazil. 

Louis Dreyfus operations in Brazil. 

Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

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Louis Dreyfus Co., the storied agricultural trader controlled by billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, is in talks to sell a stake in the firm to Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ, potentially opening the family company to outside ownership for the first time in its 169-year history.