Companies in BriefThis article was originally published in The Public Ledger
LOUIS Dreyfus Commodities (LDC) plans to spend $7bn over the next five years to grow its business, including acquisitions. This would be a 40% boost on the five years to the end of 2011. Serge Schoen, chief executive of LDC, told the Financial Times that the firm would tap the capital markets for the first time to “diversify our sources of capital”. This might be about $500m in the next few months.