Unilever NV (UNc.AS)
Oct 5 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
LONDON Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.
LONDON, Oct 5 Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.
Oct 3 Britain's Britvic Plc announced the closure of its Norwich factory on Tuesday, putting 240 jobs at risk and prompting fellow consumer goods producer Unilever to warn it might follow suite with a neighbouring plant.
Oct 3 Unilever said on Tuesday it was considering options including closing its factory in Norwich after Britvic announced it would end operations on the same site.
* UNILEVER NV ISSUES BONDS AMOUNTING TO GBP 250 MILLION, THAT WILL BE LISTED ON EURONEXT AMSTERDAM AS OF SEPT. 15 - EURONEXT
LONDON Nestle and Unilever both snapped up small, artisanal brands on Thursday, part of a drive by big food firms to boost slowing sales with products seen as ethical or healthy.
* Deals show appetite for healthy, ethical products (Adds context, analyst comment, bullet points)
* ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT HAS ACQUIRED THE ORGANIC HERBAL TEA BUSINESS, PUKKA HERBS LTD
LONDON, Sept 7 Unilever has acquired Pukka herbal teas, the latest in a string of deals by the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant to add smaller brands promoted as artisanal or healthy.