Groupe Lactalis, one of the largest dairy products manufacturers in the world, has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Liakhovichy Dairy Plant, a leading dairy products manufacturer in the Republic of Belarus, for an undisclosed consideration. The transaction is in line with Groupe Lactalis' expansion strategy on the CEE markets and countries of the Trade Union (with a population of over 180 million). Furthermore, this Transaction gives Groupe Lactalis an access to the high-quality raw milk base and a strong presence on the domestic market. The Belarusian enterprise has a workforce of more than 200 employees. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.
Capital Times Investment Company advised the client during the whole project starting from the initial analysis of financial and operational activities, preparation of investment materials and search of potential investors to structuring and successful completion of the transaction. Capital Times is a member of GLOBALSCOPE, an international M&A network represented by 600+ investment professionals in 71 offices in 47 countries.
Liakhovichi Diary Plant is an effectively operating enterprise of the dairy industry in the Republic of Belarus which disposes of considerable production capacities of more than 250 tons per day, a long operational experience of more than 70 years and 200+ highly skilled specialists. The factory workers have mastered the production of more than 50 items of dairy products manufactured under their own brands.
Groupe Lactalis is a global leader in the dairy industry and is present in all the segments of the market. The Group is the number one cheese manufacturer in the world, and the European leader in the milk procurement, butter and cream markets. It is also a major player in the chilled dairy products and dairy ingredients segments, as well as the food service industry.