TORREON, Mexico, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV "Lala") informs that it has concluded the negotiation process aimed to complete the acquisition of the Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., including its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos, S.A. The acquisition project will be submitted for approval to the Board of Directors of LALA at a meeting called for that purpose on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.
Founded in 1917, Vigor is a leading company in the Brazilian dairy market focused on value added products and innovation. It has more than 7,600 employees, 11 milk collection centers, 14 production plants, 31 distribution centers and 67,000 points of sale in Brazil. In addition, it has a wide portfolio of dairy products, including yogurt, cheese and other dairy products, marketed under the Vigor®, Danubio®, Faixa Azul®, Serrabella® Leco® and Amelia® brands, among others.
Itambé Alimentos S.A. is a Brazilian dairy company with more than 66 years of experience in the market. It has a complete portfolio of dairy products, mainly: powdered milk, condensed milk, milk caramel, yogurt, dairy products and UHT milk, under the Itambé® brand.
This transaction is subject to certain common conditions, including the approval of Grupo Lala's Board of Directors and Shareholders Meeting (for which a corporate restructuring statement will be disclosed), governmental authorizations, shareholder agreements and other inherent contractual conditions. LALA will obtain financing and possible additional capitalizations as part of the financial package for these acquisitions. LALA will timely inform whether the transaction is completed.
In case this acquisition is approved by the Board of Directors of LALA, a conference call with investors has been convened for August 4th, 2017. Both the recording and any other material used during the call will be available on LALA's website: http://www.grupolala.com/Investor
Grupo LALA is a Mexican company focused on healthy and nutritious foods, has a history of more than 65 years of experience in the production, innovation and marketing of milk and dairy products under the highest quality standards. The Company operates 22 production plants and 160 distribution centers in Mexico, United States and Central America, supported by more than 34,000 employees. Grupo LALA's fleet of approximately 7,000 vehicles distributes its more than 600 products to nearly 500,000 points of sale. LALA's portfolio is led by its two main brands: LALA® and Nutri Leche®.
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