The battle for yoghurt brand Yoplait
Yoghurt brand Yoplait has been firmly in the food industry's M&A spotlight for months, with one of the company's two investors, private-equity firm PAI Partners, looking to sell up. Here's a timeline of the twists...
Yoplait's joint shareholders Sodiaal and PAI Partners have rejected Lactalis's bid for the entire capital of the yoghurt maker.
Lactalis, the privately-owned French dairy giant and owner of brands from President cheese and UK organic business Rachel's, has fired the starting gun on the race for global yoghurt brand Yoplait.
French co-operative dairy group Sodiaal has reiterated that it has no intention of selling any part of its 50% stake in yoghurt maker Yoplait.
French dairy group Lactalis has submitted an offer for the entire share capital of Yoplait.
Nestle and Lactalis are reportedly mulling a joint bid for the 50% stake currently held by PAI Partners in French yoghurt and milk desserts maker Yoplait. French newspaper Le Figaro,…