Haynes and Boone Advises Dean Foods in Sale of Mountain High Business to General Mills


Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Dean Foods in the sale of its Mountain High Yoghurt business and the Mountain High brand to General Mills. The transaction was announced in November 2010, and terms are not being disclosed.

Mountain High all-natural yoghurt is a leading large-size yogurt brand in the Western United States. General Mills will continue to operate the Mountain High business, and will retain the trusted Mountain High name.

Dallas partner Janice V. Sharry led the team that included partner Eric Williams, senior associate Matt Zmigrosky and associate Tom Tippetts.

About Dean Foods
Dean Foods is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the United States and a European leader in branded soy foods and beverages. The Company's Fresh Dairy Direct-Morningstar segment is the largest U.S. processor and distributor of milk, creamer, and cultured dairy products. These offerings are marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands, as well as through private labels. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment produces and sells an array of branded dairy, soy and plant-based beverages and foods. WhiteWave brands, including Silk(R) soy and almond milk, Horizon Organic(R) milk and dairy products, International Delight(R) coffee creamers, and LAND O'LAKES(R) creamers, are category leaders and consumer favorites. Alpro is the pan-European leader in branded soy food products.

About Haynes and Boone, LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2011).

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