Commentaries

Takeover Panel sets Cadbury clock ticking for Kraft

September 30, 2009

KRAFT-CADBURY/So Cadbury has succeeded in convincing the UK’s Takeover Panel — the City of London body which polices M&A — to slap a “put up or shut up” order on Kraft.

Stitz-up at Merrill Lynch?

September 25, 2009

Was it a gaffe or was the poor man misquoted? We certainly have two very different accounts of Todd Stitzer’s contribution to a closed conference at Merrill Lynch on 22 September. Maybe it would be better if these sort of briefings just didn’t take place.

Kraft will need to sweeten Cadbury offer

September 7, 2009

CADBURY/Kraft’s cash and stock offer for Cadbury may not have passed muster with the target’s board. But while this is not yet game over, it now looks likely that someone will make a snack of the British confectionery group.

Chocolate-coated IPO to tempt Dubai investors?

August 10, 2009

Chocolate CamelsListings in Dubai have been few and far between — despite the best efforts of the emirate’s rulers to encourage foreign companies to float there.