Shamrock Holdings and Central Soya held talks.

Burbank-based Shamrock, an investment firm owned by the Roy E. Disney family, is seeking to acquire Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Central Soya. In a brief statement, Shamrock reported that one meeting between officials of the companies had taken place and another will be held next week. A week ago, Shamrock reported that it had arranged to purchase 10.7% of Central Soya's 14.1 million shares and would offer to buy the rest for $23 per share in a deal worth an estimated $292 million. Central Soya is a food-processing company.

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