takeover

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Jul 17 '17 09:51

Dutch-British consumer goods company Unilever wants to acquire the food branch of British company Reckitt Benckiser, though is facing competition from American company Hormel Foods, British newspaper Sunday Times reports based on anonymous sources. 

The acquisition involves around 2.2 billion pounds, or 2.5 billion euros, according to the newspaper. Reckitt is known for French's Mustard, Frank's RedHot Sauce, Worcestershire sauce and brands like Calgon, Durex, Nurofen and Clearasil. 

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Jun 1 '17 13:30

American paint company PPG Industries decided to withdraw its takeover bid for AkzoNobel. After a final attempt to get the Dutch company to accept the bid, PPG decided to give up, PPG CEO Michael McGarry said in a statement. "Akzo did not respond. We believe it's best for PPG and its shareholders to stop this attempt now", he said, AD reports.

Apr 12 '17 13:40

Shareholders in Dutch paint company Akzo Nobel are calling for a board shakeup and for CEO Antony Burgmans to be removed after Akzo immediately r by American rival PPG Industries, Reuters reports. Elliott Investors, one of Akzo's largest investors, managed to get the necessary 10 percent investors support to call an extraordinary shareholders meeting to vote on removing Burgmans. 

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Mar 23 '17 14:30

Toyota Industries bought Dutch luggage conveyor belt company Vanderlande for 1.2 billion euros after majority shareholder NPM Capital reached an agreement with the Japanese company, NOS reports.

Vanderlande, based in Veghel in Brabant, builds logistic transport systems for warehouses, distribution centers and transportation centers. It is one of the world leaders in baggage conveyors at airports. The company employs 4,500 people worldwide, including 1,600 in the Netherlands. In 2015 Vanderlande had a turnover of almost one billion euros. 

Mar 9 '17 11:40

AkzoNobel rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from American company PPG Industries, the Dutch paint and chemicals company announced on Thursday morning after PPG's bid leaked to the media. According to AkzoNobel, the PPG offer is too low and not in the interest of shareholders, customers or staff, ANP reports.

PPG offered 54 euros in cash and 0.3 PPG shares for each AkzoNobel share. Using the PPG share price on February 28th, the bid amounted to 83 euros per AkzoNobel share. The Dutch company's stock closed at 64.52 euros per share on Wednesday. 

Mar 1 '17 13:05

Talpa is not giving up in the (TMG), despite the supervisory board's decision to negotiate exclusively with rival Mediahuis about a takeover. On Wednesday morning, Talpa increased its bid to 6.35 euros per share, well above the 5.90 euros per share Mediahuis offered for TMG, Het Parool reports.

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Dec 23 '16 09:59

Delta Lloyd is being acquired by NN Group. The insurance companies came to an agreement on a takeover amount of 2.5 billion euros, the largest takeover in the Dutch insurance industry ever, the Volkskrant reports.

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Oct 7 '16 16:00

Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd decided to reject a 2.4 billion euro takeover offer made by rival NN Group, Reuters reports. According to Delta, the bid was too low at only 64 percent of the insurer's book value as of June 30th.

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Feb 24 '16 09:03

The court declared USG, parent company of Perry Sport and Aktiesport, bankrupt on Tuesday afternoon. Many parties are showing interest in taking over the two sporting goods chains. Dozens of potential buyers already made themselves known.

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Feb 10 '16 08:37

Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings agreed to buy SABMiller beer brands Grolsch and Peroni in a 3.5 billion dollar deal

Dec 30 '15 09:45

Pharmacy chain DA was officially declared bankrupt by the court in Amsterdam on Tuesday, but a takeover by the Nederlandse Drogisterij Service means that the pharmacy will not completely disappear. The takeover does come with some job losses however, union FNV stated on Tuesday based on a letter to the staff.

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Dec 3 '15 10:42

Beer brand Grolsch is officially up for sale, AB InBev and SABMiller announced on Thursday. The reason for the sale is to ease European regulatory' authorities concerns on competition considerations in the AB InBev - SABMiller merge.

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Nov 11 '15 13:24

Beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller have reached an agreement in which AB InBev will take over rival SABMiller in a 71 billion pound deal, converts to slightly more than 100 billion euros. This deal will combine the world's two largest beer makers into a company that will produce about 30 percent of the world's beer.

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Sep 16 '15 14:00

Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has approached SABMiller with a takeover plan that would create a combined company with a market value about 250 billion dollars. This takeover would merge two of the largest beer brewers in the world.

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Sep 24 '14 09:22

Dutch magazine startup Prss has been taken over by Apple for an undisclosed amount. A source for Dutch iOS blog iCulture has confirmed that several Prss employees are now working for Apple.

Cheers
Aug 25 '14 09:33

Messaging service WhatsApp is doing well, with 600 million people worldwide using the app to send messages more than once a month, according to director Jan Koum, the NOS reports.

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Jul 1 '14 16:02

Persgroep has put in an offer for the British media company Mecom, mother company of Wegener which publishes local papers such as De Stentor and the Eindhovense Dagblad, the companies announced on Monday.

Cheers
Mar 18 '14 07:17

WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, is "setting the record straight" in a blog post about privacy concerns raised by the app's customers after the Facebook deal.

Cheers
Feb 20 '14 08:54

Social media giant Facebook is set to buy cross-platform mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion, they announced Wednesday.

Aug 14 '13 09:00

The Foundation Preference Shares B of KPN says that they are concerned by the takeover attempt that América Móvil announced on Friday. According to the Foundation, which in theory can raise a protective wall around KPN, there is great uncertainty about the intentions of the Mexican company of Carlos Slim.