Posts tagged: Unilever

Canaccord Genuity's Quest bullish about takeover deals ... - Part 4

Wednesday, 11 January 2023, 2:14 pm

It's that time of the year when scribblers at Canaccord Genuity's Quest release a note with their UK M&A takeover tips - all 94 of them.

Graham Simpson who compiled this list of of potential takeover targets, writes: "UK companies continue to look materially undervalued, potentially making them takeover targets for both private equity and international corporates."..


Unilever may be a target for activist such as Nelson Peltz, reports FT - Part 4

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 7:39 am

Unilever has finally confirmed feared American activist investor Nelson Peltz has a stake in the consumer goods giant and also that he is set to become a non-executive director at the FTSE 100-listed business.

Below is a link a to the confirmation after months of reports in the Financial Times Peltz was looking to accumulate a shareholding in Unilever. Below are the links to the relevant announcements:..


Unilever may be a target for activist such as Nelson Peltz, reports FT - Part 3

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 12:37 pm

The Unilever might be a target for Nelson Peltz theory was first aired last summer but now it appears to be have become fact.

Indeed, hacks at the venerable Financial Times have dug a decent scoop today about Peltz building a stake after the botched £50 billion tilt GlaxoSmithKline's consumer division. Below is a link to the FT piece:..


Unilever bids £50 billion for GlaxoSmithKline's consumer arm, reveals The Sunday Times - Part 2

Monday, 17 January 2022, 9:57 pm

Well, it looks like Ian "Kingy" King is first out of the traps to highlight something little old Betaville had been ruminating on with an old City contact over a few glasses down the pub this evening.

In a piece today King, a former City editor of The Times and now business presenter at Sky News, argues Unilever may have accidently put itself in play after attempting to buy GlaxoSmithKline's consumer division for £50 billion. Below is the link:..


Boys from Brazil buy Hunter Douglas for $7.1 billion

Friday, 31 December 2021, 10:30 am

It's the final day of the year but the dealmaking goes on.

This time 3G - the giant private equity firm led by Brazilian billionaires - is buying a 75pc stake in Dutch window blinds maker Hunter Douglas from the Sonnenberg family for EURO 175 a share.

That means 3G - which a few years ago attempted to purchase Unilever alongside Warren Buffett - is buying Hunter Douglas at a 73pc premium...