Unilever NV

Weena 455,
Rotterdam, 3000
31 10 217 4000

Unilever is a multinational consumer goods company. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning goods and personal care products. Unilever was formed in 1927 and is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (4.6/yr) # 13 5 5 4 9 - 36
vol $34.9B $1.0B $2.9B $38.8B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 13 5 1 1 - - 20
vol $13.4B $48M $575M $14.0B

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Largest Best Foods, Inc.
$24.3B (2000-06-06)
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Largest Quest International
$7.5B (1997-05-25)

According to our data here at Mergr, Unilever NV has acquired 37 companies, including 24 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 20 assets.

Unilever NV’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Best Foods for $24.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1997, when it sold Quest International to Imperial Chemical Industries for $7.5B. Unilever NV has acquired in 9 different US states, and 16 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (59%) and food (34%).

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 290 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 23 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton with 9 platform acquisitions.

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