Kraft

1 November, 2017

Broaden evaluation of foreign investors’ intentions, urges EEF

Plans to widen the scope of UK takeover adjudications to consider more clearly the acquirer’s intentions fail to go far enough, according to manufacturing lobby group EEF. It also says the plans ...
Somerdale factory, Cadbury's, Kraft, takeovers

21 September, 2017

Takeover Panel moves to protect British-based R&D with tougher rules

Tougher rules for taking over British companies could be introduced, after the Takeover Panel set out a plan to increase disclosure of the purchaser’s intentions post-deal. Its consultation docum...
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 ...