5 March, 2018

Board moves at AkzoNobel, Euromoney and Telit Communications

AkzoNobel Nils Andersen has been lined up as the next chairman of Dutch paints and coatings business AkzoNobel. Andersen, a Danish citizen, joins the Dulux and Polyfilla brand owner  fol...
AkzoNobel, Dulux

11 December, 2017

Akzo’s merger talks with Axalta provoke shareholder fury

AkzoNobel is under further fire from shareholders over its talks with American rival Axalta, given its earlier commitment to go it alone and after shunning suitor PPG Industries earlier this year. ...

23 October, 2017

AkzoNobel in further shareholder spat over board candidates

Dutch paint and chemicals group AkzoNobel has said a British pension fund investor has put forward an alternative to one of its board candidates, a nominee the company said it did not support. USS,...
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 ...

25 July, 2017

AkzoNobel told new CEO Thierry Vanlancker’s position ‘untenable’

AkzoNobel, the makers of Dulux paint, has come under attack once again from hedge fund Elliott Advisors with claims that the position of the company's newly appointed chief executive is "untenable". ...

22 May, 2017

Courtroom clash between AkzoNobel and shareholders set for today

A Dutch court is expected to hear calls from shareholders today that an investigation should be ordered into the management of paint-making giant AkzoNobel, the owner of the Dulux brand. The share...

12 May, 2017

AkzoNobel accused of ‘hoax’ governance policy by major shareholder

The board of Dutch paint maker AkzoNobel faced fresh pressure yesterday when a leading shareholder claimed corporate governance at the company was a "hoax". According to