The Denmark headquartered dairy cooperative Arla has bought back from the Chinese company Yashili the business for Arla‘s three infant milk formula brands in China. This at a price of 15 million euro. The deal includes sales, marketing, distribution and a team of more than 80 employees from Yashili moving to Arla. Arla sees the acquisition as a great opportunity to build on an already strong brand proposition and expand its presence in a growing category. Arla aims to double its early life nutrition business in China within the next five years. Yashili has been selling Arla’s infant milk formula products under a distribution agreement since 2016 but as part of a bigger brand portfolio. The parties have agreed that a restructure is mutually beneficial allowing Yashili to focus on their remaining portfolio and Arla to invest resources solely dedicated to their own brands.