Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners has advised Almarai Company in relation to their acquisition of 100% of Premier Foods from Alamar Foods CJSC for a value of SAR 108 million. The deal was completed and announced on 27 May 2019.

Almarai Company is a Saudi-based conglomerate listed on the Tadawul Stock Exchange. It is the Middle East’s leading food and beverage manufacturer and distributor and the world’s largest vertically integrated dairy company.

The team was led by David Monnier of the Corporate and Commercial group of Legal Advisors in Riyadh.

Commenting on the transaction, David Monnier said: “The transaction is emblematic of how active the food industry players are in the Gulf region and testament to the high volume of M&A activity in Saudi Arabian market. It is also a striking example of how Almarai’s organic growth strategy supports a sustainable diversification of its operations by consolidating its vertically integrated activities“. 


David Monnier is a Corporate partner and Head of the Saudi Competition Practice Group of Legal Advisors In Association with Baker McKenzie Limited, based in Riyadh. David advises both Saudi Arabian and foreign clients across a broad range of sectors on international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions.

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