from Viewsroom:

Viewsroom: The Kit Kat defense; Brexit fallout

July 8, 2016

The humble four-fingered chocolate bar could play a key role in fending off bidders for Hershey. Meanwhile, the EU-shunning UK battles political instability, a tanking currency and a run on commercial property funds, while the economic pain of allowing in far fewer migrants looms.

Viewsroom: The art of sweet deals; Trump on trade

July 1, 2016

Hershey kisses off Mondelez’s $23 bln bid while media mogul John Malone manages his own sweetheart wrap of Lions Gate and Starz. Plus, presidential contender Donald Trump courts Bernie Sanders’ supporters and why Europe’s banks should be prepping for the U.S. stress test.

Hershey makes tempting but sticky takeover target

June 30, 2016

The $25 bln confectioner belongs with Mondelez's Cadbury. CEO Irene Rosenfeld may sniff sweet opportunity as the charitable trust that blocked past Hershey bids is roiled by scandal, and rival Kraft Heinz is still digesting its mega-deal. But it won't come cheaply.

Cash not culture to decide Cadbury fate

November 30, 2009

By positively encouraging a white knight counter-offer to Kraft's cash and share bid, Cadbury's CEO and his advisers are working on the premise that this is the best way of squeezing a higher price out of Kraft.

Cadbury/Ferrero, a sweet dream

November 17, 2009

There is some logic to a combination. Analysts at Nomura estimate the two companies could deliver savings of 350 million pounds ($587 million), some 3 percent of their joint sales -- not far behind Kraft's $625 million synergy target.