Ralston Purina acquisition

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  • Date announced: January 16, 2001
  • Date of closing: Dec 11, 2001
    Key highlights
  • Acquisition price: USD 10.3bn
  • Business sector: Pet Food
  • Sales 2000: USD 2.7bn

Press releases
Nestlé and Ralston Purina announce the Creation of a major international Pet-Care business - January 16, 2001

Ralston shareholders vote to approve proposed acquisition by Nestlé - May 21, 2001

Nestlé: Green Light for Ralston Purina Acquisition - Dec 11, 2001

Presentation slides
Creating a major international Petcare business (PDF, 1 Mb) - January 17, 2002