Linklaters and Baker McKenzie bite into £1.4bn Weetabix sale

Ropes & Gray and Mills & Reeve also win roles on sale of cereal company

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Linklaters, Baker McKenzie, Ropes & Gray and Mills & Reeve are advising on the $1.8bn (£1.4bn) sale of Weetabix Limited to US cereal firm Post Holdings.

Linklaters is advising the sellers, Chinese food giant Bright Food and an investment fund owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, on the sale, after advising Bright Food on its 2012 acquisition of a 60% stake in Weetabix from Lion Capital for £1.2bn.

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