June 28, 2012 - Assignment

Lactalis completes acquisition of Skånemejerier

Lactalis has completed its acquisition of Skånemejerier AB from Skånemejerier ek för, an economic association which is owned by its more than 600 members.

Skånemejerier AB is one of the largest dairy producers in Sweden. The company has an annual turnover of more than SEK 3 billion and approximately 600 employees. The Lactalis group, headquartered in Laval, France, is the world’s largest producer of dairy products with an annual turnover of approximately EUR 15 billion. The group has approximately 54 000 employees and 192 production sites worldwide.

Lactalis was advised by Mannheimer Swartling in the transaction. The firm’s team was led by Peter Linderoth, primarily assisted by Pontus Malmunger and Teresa Hellmo. Numerous lawyers have been involved on this project including Anders Erasmie and Fredrik Berndt on tax matters, Bo Hansson and Felicia Terenius on environmental matters, as well as many others working across a number of the firm’s offices.