Opinion on Mergers and Acquisitions in Switzerland

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Barry Callebaut: double chocolate

The Swiss company is moving into consumer chocolate manufacturing by buying Stollwerck, Germany's third largest manufacturer. The country is the second largest market for chocolate in Europe, but competition is hard and only slow market growth is expected. On the plus side, the deal should bring real cost savings

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2002
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Credit Suisse: bringing back the fear

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2001
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DuPont: the bidding war

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2001
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Kuehne & Nagel: positive moves

Kuehne & Nagel is continuing its growth strategy with another acquisition in Central America. As economic slowdown keeps freight growth down in the developed world, it makes sense for K&N to focus on less exploited markets to maintain its profit growth. At the same time, the move expands the Swiss firm's worldwide network still further.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2002
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Kuehne & Nagel: smart acquisition

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2001
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Kuehne & Nagel: taking over the world, with minimal risk

K&N can now fully integrate the unit's activities into its network, controlling the subsidiary's operations for the benefit of its global network. Setting up joint ventures and turning the successful ones into wholly owned subsidiaries is a wise strategy for K&N. It can test the waters in each market before putting forward full capital and resource commitment.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2002
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Kuehne & Nagel: USCO expands global reach

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2001
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Nestle/Unilever: the cold war

Nestle's plans to buy the luxury ice cream brand will further intensify the rivalry between the Swiss firm and Unilever. Yet at the same time, a deal would further Nestle's move towards high-margin areas. This would highlight the growing disparity between 'superleague' players such as Nestle and Unilever, and the rest of the food industry.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Oct 2001
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Nestle: concessions should secure Ralston Purina

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2001
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Nestle: Hershey goes again

Rumors that Nestle intends to buy Hershey and thereby regain the US rights to the Kit Kat brand have been proved right after the Swiss food giant offered to pay $11.5 billion for the company. If the bid succeeds, Nestle will become the largest chocolate brand in the US. However, there is mounting opposition to the sale of this iconic US company.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2002

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