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Dairy Crest acquires struggling Proper Welsh Milk from administrator

British dairy processor Dairy Crest has acquired Proper Welsh Milk for £325,000 ($490,000) – just hours after the struggling Carmarthenshire-based dairy processor went into administration.

Parmalat 'shocked' by prosecutors call to cancel LAG acquisition

Italian prosecutors have asked for Parmalat’s $904m acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) to be cancelled and the Parma-based dairy giant’s board to be removed, according to reports.

Nestlé facing Pfizer Nutrition re-brand under South African approval

The South African Competition Tribunal has approved Nestlé’s takeover of Pfizer Nutrition – but only under the condition that the acquired infant formula brands are licensed out and re-branded in...

SA anti-trust authority recommends Nestlé-Pfizer Nutrition deal

The South African Competition Commission has given its blessing to Nestlé’s $11.85bn global acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition – leaving it in the hands of the country’s Competition Tribunal to approve...

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Nestlé India to acquire 26% stake in local milk collector

Nestlé India has entered into an agreement to acquire a minority stake in milk collector Indocon Agro and Allied Activities Private Limited.

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy deny acquisition talks…..again

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has denied that it is in talks to acquire farming company China Modern Dairy, after reports emerged that discussions regarding a deal were on-going.

Nestlé quiet on Pfizer Nutrition-driven Latin American assets sale rumour

Nestlé has refused to comment on reports that it is working with financial advisory group Rothschild to sell more than $1bn of Latin American assets in an effort to win...

Dean Foods clears $1bn long-term debt through Morningstar sale

The sale of Morningstar to Canadian dairy giant Saputo has enabled Dean Foods to reduce its long-term debt by almost a third, according to the Dallas-based dairy giant.

FrieslandCampina eyes speciality cheese growth through Dutch acquisition

FrieslandCampina has entered into an agreement MYWO Food Group to acquire Dutch speciality cheese manufacturer Zijerveld and its packaging business unit, Den Hollander Food.

Emmi eyes improved sheep, goat product market position through deal

Dairy processor Emmi has acquired a 70% stake in the goat’s and sheep’s milk products trader AVH Dairy Trade BV – a move it hopes will strengthen its position in...

Saputo completes $1.45bn Morningstar acquisition

Saputo has completed its $1.45bn acquisition of Dean Foods’ Morningstar dairy division – a move the Canadian dairy giant hopes will help to expand its US manufacturing and distribution footprint.

Acquisition takes us closer to production goal, says Dunapack

Dunapack Packaging has acquired a Turkish paper and packaging company in its bid to double production to 2bn m2 (1m tonnes) by 2020.

DSM completes €85m acquisition of Cargill's cultures and enzymes business

DSM has successfully completed its €85m acquisition of Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business – increasing its “critical mass” in the €1bn market for dairy industry cultures and enzymes.

Nestlé completes Pfizer Nutrition acquisition after ‘majority’ approval

Nestlé has completed its $11.85bn (€9bn) acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition after the deal was approved by the “majority of markets involved.”

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Billerud merger gets EU approval

Paper-based packaging producer Billerud has had its merger deal with Kinnevik approved by the EU Commission after the parties agreed to certain conditions.

Alfa Laval targets America and Asia as acquisition opportunities

Alfa Laval has targeted the US, China and Korea as part of its three-dimension plan outlining acquisitions.

Mexican officials block Nestlé’s Pfizer Nutrition acquisition

Nestlé’s $11.85bn (€9bn) acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition has been blocked by Mexican competition officials over concerns that the deal could lead to price increases.

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CCC makes second acquisition in space of two months

Consolidated Container Company (CCC) has acquired all assets of Madras Packaging, marking the second acquisition since its takeover by Bain Capital this year.

Chinese authorities approve Nestlé’s Pfizer Nutrition acquisition

Nestlé's $11.85bn (€9bn) acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition has been given the go-ahead by anti-trust authorities in China – taking the “strategic” takeover a step closer to completion.

Parmalat denies wrong-doing as prosecutors open file on LAG acquisition

Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the legality of Parmalat’s May 2012 $904m intra-group acquisition of Lactalis America Group (LAG).

Parmalat tight-lipped on shareholder criticism of LAG acquisition

Italian dairy giant Parmalat is remaining tight lipped following reports that its $904m intra-group acquisition of Lacatalis America Group (LAG) was met with criticism from shareholders.

Arla Foods unlikely to pursue more dairy consolidation – M&A expert

Arla Foods has “plenty on its plate” and is unlikely to pursue further European dairy industry consolidation in the near future, a food sector mergers and acquisitions expert has claimed....

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Milk Link’s drink business must go as Commission approves Arla merger

Arla Foods has been granted approval by the European Commission to merge with Milk Link, but must sell a UK milk drinks business acquired through the deal to facilitate the...

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Dean Foods seeks buyer for Morningstar

Dallas-based dairy giant Dean Foods is inviting potential buyers to cast a slide rule over its Morningstar warehouse delivery business - the smallest of its three divisions - as it...

Fonterra cleared to acquire NZDL processing assets

Dairy exporter Fonterra has been cleared to acquire the processing assets of New Zealand Dairies Limited’s (NZDL) by the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

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