MILAN (Reuters) - Nutella maker Ferrero has been shortlisted to take part in the second round of Campbell Soup Co’s (CPB.N) auction of its international business, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
Private equity firms Bain Capital LP, KKR (KKR.N) and FinTrek Capital Hong Kong Ltd were also admitted to the second round of bids, sources told Reuters last month, adding the sale could fetch close to $3 billion.
The international portfolio of Campbell Soup includes its Australian biscuit brand Arnott’s and Danish baked snacks maker Kelsen Group.
“Ferrero, which has already a plant in Australia, is interested in Arnott’s brand and factories,” the source said.
Ferrero declined to comment on the issue.
Reporting by Francesca Landini; editing by Agnieszka Flak