06 Dec 2017, Paulo Dias, EMIS Editor
Lactalis acquires Itambé to lead diary market in Brazil
The deal, which value wasn´t disclosed, may have legal consequences since, according to industry´s stakeholders, Lactalis should not negotiate with CCPR for two years in relation to a previous – lost – negotiation for Vigor Alimentos acquisition.
In case of success, this deal will create "the leader in national dairy production", highlighed CCPR and Lactalis in a joint statement. Valor has learned that both companies expect the conclusion of the deal in the first half of 2018. Until then, the acquisition of Itambé Alimentos will be matter of study by the industry´s regulator – the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade).
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