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Mergers and Acquisitions Takeover Bids

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Buyout firm Advent International raised the stakes in a battle for German generic drugs maker Stada Arzneimittel on Thursday with a 3.6 billion euro takeover offer, giving management until Monday to respond. Advent said it offered 58 euros per share, limited until Monday, and made its takeover conditional on receiving an endorsement from...

  • PARIS, Feb 23- France's Safran has rejected criticism by a UK hedge fund over the strategy, structure and financial terms of a proposed $9 billion friendly bid for Zodiac Aerospace and says it stands by its plans to acquire the seats manufacturer. Stepping up a war of words over its agreed offer to create the world's third largest aerospace supplier, the French...

  • *Advent makes binding 58 euros/ share offer. FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Buyout firm Advent International raised the stakes in the three-way bidding tussle for German drug company Stada Arzneimittel on Thursday with a 3.6 billion euro takeover offer, giving management until Monday to respond. Previous expressions of interest, which have been non-binding, were 56 euros...

  • *Follows rejection of $143 bln Kraft takeover bid. LONDON, Feb 22- Unilever sought to show shareholders it can go it alone on Wednesday after rejecting Kraft Heinz's $143 billion bid, with the promise of a swift, far-reaching review. Kraft, backed by Warren Buffett and private equity firm 3 G, had wanted to buy Unilever, which is being advised by Centerview following...

  • NEW YORK— Unilever is reviewing options after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. Unilever and Kraft Heinz said in a joint press release on Sunday that Kraft Heinz had "amicably" abandoned its offer. The deal that was withdrawn would have combined Kraft Heinz products such as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O and Velveeta with Unilever's stable of brands,...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever said it was reviewing its options to drive shareholder value, just days after it swiftly rejected a surprise $143 billion takeover bid from Kraft Heinz. Kraft, which is backed by Warren Buffett and the private equity firm 3 G, had wanted to buy Unilever as part of its strategy of buying competitors and...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever said it was reviewing its options to increase shareholder value, just days after it swiftly rejected a surprise $143 billion takeover bid from Kraft Heinz. "The events of the last week have highlighted the need to capture more quickly the value we see in Unilever," it said in a brief statement.

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  • NEW YORK— Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The deal would have combined Kraft Heinz products such as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O and Velveeta with Unilever's stable of brands, which include food as well as other consumer goods like Dove soap and...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever dropped 8 percent on Monday after U.S. rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly ditched its surprise $143 billion merger proposal. Concerns had also been raised about political scrutiny in Britain where Prime Minister Theresa May had indicated she would be more proactive in vetting foreign takeovers...

  • Kraft and Heinz products

    Kraft Heinz has decided to withdraw its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, which had spurned the offer as too low, The AP reports.

  • NEW YORK— Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low. The fact that it bid for all of Unilever and not just its food business indicates that Kraft Heinz is potentially open to acquiring other packaged consumer goods, one analyst said.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson Reuters data, triggering British fears over jobs. It would bring together some of the world's best known brands, from toothpaste to ice creams, and combine Kraft's strength in the U.S. with Unilever's in Europe and Asia.

  • A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson Reuters data, triggering British fears over jobs. It would bring together some of the world's best known brands, from toothpaste to ice creams, and combine Kraft's strength in the U.S. with Unilever's in Europe and Asia.

  • By Kit Rees and Danilo Masoni. LONDON, Feb 17- European shares posted their second week of gains on Friday with personal and household goods stocks led by a leap in Unilever's shares after a takeover bid, though banking and resources stocks saw a pull-back. A prime example of M&A activity was a surprise $143 billion takeover bid from U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co...

  • *Unilever says $50/ shr bid too low. LONDON, Feb 17- Unilever rejected a surprise $143 billion takeover bid from U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co on Friday, saying it saw no reason to discuss a deal which it said had no financial or strategic merit. A combination of the two multinationals would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the biggest ever acquisition...