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. ...
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 ...

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