SAO PAULO, July 31 (Reuters) - Mexico’s Grupo Lala SAB de CV is close to acquiring Brazilian dairy company Fábrica de Produtos Alimentícios Vigor SA, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.
Lala offered 5.7 billion reais ($1.8 billion) to controlling shareholders J&F Investimentos SA and JBS SA for the company, said the person, asking for anonymity to discuss the issue freely.
J&F and JBS declined to comment. Lala did not immediately comment.
$1 = 3.1268 reais Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Grant McCool