General Mills Inc., the maker of Cheerios, Bisquick and Yoplait, is acquiring Berkeley, California-based Annie’s Inc. for about $820 million, gaining a popular lineup of natural and organic foods.

Annie’s investors will receive $46 a share in cash, General Mills said in a statement, 37 percent above its closing price yesterday. The deal, slated to close this year, will pair Annie’s products with General Mills’ existing organic foods, including the Cascadian Farm and Food Should Taste Good brands.

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