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Private equity firm KKR wins auction for Unilever’s spreads business

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Private equity firm KKR wins auction for Unilever’s spreads business

By Elaine Watson

Unilever has received a binding offer from US buyout fund KKR to purchase its global spreads business for €6.825bn ($8bn) following an auction in which it saw off competing bids from CVC Capital Partners, Apollo Global Management, Clayton Dubilier &...

Conroy: Still some mega-deals left in food

60-second interview: Pat Conroy, Deloitte

Deloitte: Kraft/Cadbury deal will stimulate more M&A

Food and drink M&A activity is predicted to pick up this year, but who’s selling, who’s buying, and what is top of the shopping list? Elaine Watson caught up with Pat Conroy, vice chairman and US consumer products leader at Deloitte, to find out.

M&A round-up: July/August

M&A round-up: July/August

The summer season is traditionally not a time when much ink gets spread along the dotted line. But that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill working over time, with reports that Danisco may receive a bid from Apax and speculation over potential buyers of National...

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