Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid ‘garage sale’ warnings

Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings Unilever is drawing up plans to offload its Flora and Stork spreads business to fend off another takeover approach. It is understood the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant behind brands such as Marmite, Dove and Colman’s mustard, is considering a £6bn …

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ALEX BRUMMER: Unilever investors did Britain proud when they sent Kraft packing

American investors were less than impressed with the ruthless speed that Paul Polman and Unilever dispatched Kraft Heinz when they came a-calling with a £115billion bid last month. A survey by research house Bernstein reported by the FT found that some …

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Unilever is exploring a £6bn sale of spreads brands such as Flora and Stork after Kraft Heinz deal collapse

I write about M&A, deals, IPOs, private equity, asset management, media and a fe [..] Show more. Follow William. Unilever is behind brands including Flora, Stork and Marmite (Source: Unilever). William Turvill. Unilever is exploring the sale of some of

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Sunday newspaper round-up: Unilever, BoE, SSE, Pound

Unilever is preparing a £6bn sale of brands including Flora and Stork as part of its response to the ill-fated takeover bid from Kraft Heinz. Chief executive Paul Polman will unveil a slew of cost-cutting and restructuring measures next month following …


PRESS: Unilever Eyes GBP6 Billion Sale Of Food Brands

LONDON (Alliance News) – Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever PLC is preparing a GBP6 billion pound sale of some of its food brands, according to UK media reports. The Sunday Times reported that Unilever plans to sell Stork butter and Flora …

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Unilever boss urges for more government protection over foreign takeover bids

Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, has spoken out regarding the level of protection UK-based businesses have from foreign takeovers, stating that there should be more being done from the British Government, according to a report by the Guardian. The news …

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Unilever share price: Group set to announce £6bn disposal programme

Unilever (LON:ULVR) is preparing a £6-billion disposal programme for some of its largest brands, media have reported. The move would come amid shareholder criticism in the wake of Kraft Heinz’s failed bid for the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company.


Unilever prepares US$7.4b sale of food brands

A branded taxi stands outside Unilever’s Marmite factory in Burton upon Trent October 13, 2016. — Reuters picLONDON, March 19 — Unilever is preparing a £6 billion (RM33 billion) sale of some of its food brands, British newspapers reported yesterday.

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Our takeover rules do nothing to fend off opportunistic deal makers

Unilever’s Paul Polman made headlines this week when he dared to question whether aspects of The Code – the Takeover Panel’s sacred book of rules that regulates mergers and acquisitions in the UK – could be improved. In the wake of the Kraft Heinz …


Unilever could offload historic spreads division in bid to keep shareholders happy

Unilever is considering steps including selling its spreads business, which includes the Flora and Stork brands, as it responds to the upheaval caused by Kraft Heinz’s surprise takeover attempt. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Share0. Flora: re-positioned last


Unilever is safe, but we need better defences against short-term capitalism

A £115bn bid from US predator Kraft Heinz was successfully fended off. But the prime minister must see that things could have gone very differently. Cartoon of Unilever management protected by giant share certificate wrapped around them. Defence

The Guardian

Unilever Plans $7.4 Bln Sale Of Stork, Flora Food Brands: Reports

(RTTNews.com) – Unilever plc is preparing to sell some of its food brands in a 6 billion pounds or $7.4 billion deal, partly in response to the recently rejected takeover offer from Kraft Heinz, British media reported. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods


Unilever prepares sale of food brands worth £6-bn

Unilever is preparing a £6 billion ($7.44 billion) sale of some of its food brands, British newspapers reported on Saturday. The Anglo-Dutch company is planning to sell Flora margarine and Stork butter brands, the Sunday Times said. The Sunday

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Unilever to spread a little happiness with £6bn sale

Unilever is gearing up to announce a possible multibillion-pound disposal programme for some of its largest brands next month as the consumer products company responds to shareholder criticism after the aborted bid for the business last month.

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Lord Paul Myners urges takeover crack down as Unilever eyes £6bn sale of Flora and Stork division

His comments come days after Unilever boss Paul Polman called for the takeover code to be strengthened in the wake of a shock £115bn approach from Kraft Heinz, the first ever major threat to the Anglo-Dutch giant’s independence. Writing exclusively for


Unilever ‘lining up spreads sale’

Unilever is reportedly preparing a GBP6bn (US$7.5bn) sale of its spreads business, which manufactures margarine under the Flora and Stork brands. The Knorr maker launched a review of its operations after rebutting a GBP112bn takeover approach from …

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Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid ‘garage sale’ warnings

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, has expressed support for changes to the takeover code. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Pinterest …

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