Nicaragua: Grupo Lala Announces Purchase of La Perfecta

The Mexican group has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of the Nicaraguan company which has sales of $46 million a year.

Friday, January 29, 2016

From a statement issued by Grupo Lala:

Mexico City, on January 28, 2016 - Grupo LALA, SAB de CV, a Mexican company focusing on the healthy foods industry (BMV: LALA B), reports that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the capital shares of Productos Lácteos La Perfecta, S.A. With this transaction, Grupo LALA will expand its operations in Central America.

Read: "Lala impacts dairy sector"

La Perfecta, a Nicaraguan company founded in 1959, manufactures and sells milk, dairy products and juices in the region. In Nicaragua, it operates a distribution network that links more than 25,000 outlets. La Perfecta has a portfolio of 8 brands and more than 130 SKUs (stock keeping units). At the close of 2014, the company's annual sales were more than $46 million.

Read: "Milk supply increases in Central America".

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