Unilever, cleaning products, household goods, consumer goods

8 August, 2017

Unilever’s takeover rejection becomes a turning point

“Don’t talk, but clean.” Unilever chief executive Paul Polman likes to quote this apparently well-known Dutch proverb to explain how his company headed off an opportunistic $143bn ...
boardroom, governance

30 June, 2017

Boards ‘weighed down’ by governance reform, report warns

Future reforms to governance could “compound” the problem that UK company boards are bogged down in risk mitigation and compliance monitoring, rather than supporting executives in in...

23 January, 2017

Hostile intent

Most M&A activity tends to be straightforward: purchaser identifies target, makes an offer, offer is rejected or accepted, and the world continues to turn. In some cases, however, things can take ...