Posts tagged: Kraft Heinz

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:..


Krafty 3G - the series returns

Monday, 17 July 2017, 10:02 am

Hot deal scoops are thin on the ground at this time of the year but the hard working Daniel Dunkley over the at The Sunday Times still managed to dig one or two out.

Indeed, the one that caught little old Betaville's eye was Dan's piece about Unilever's interest in the Reckitt Benkiser mustard/sauce auction. Here is the link: ..


Tick Tock

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 6:51 pm

Two days on and the upper echelons of the financial media world are still picking over the carcass of the failed Kraft Heinz / 3G / Warren Buffett / Unilever deal.

Probably the best newspaper piece out there is the "tick tock" by Arash Massoudi and James Fontanella-Kahn in today's Financial Times. Here is the link in case you haven't read it:..


Top of the market - the series returns - part 4

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:15 pm

Take a bow Bryce Elder, stock market reporter over at the Financial Times. The intrepid hack has just landed the M&A scoop of the year, decade or, perhaps, century with his tale this morning about Kraft Heinz's £100 billion plus takeover approach for Unilever. If you follow M&A, I'm sure you have seen the statements.

I suspect rival hacks, such as the Kleinmanator of Sky News or team Bloomborg, will have trouble topping that one. Good luck to them...