M/04/043 – Associated British Foods / Burns Philp Netherlands European Holdings BV

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Transaction details

proposal whereby Associated British Foods plc. (“ABF”) would acquire Burns Philp Netherlands European Holdings BV (“the Target”) (“the proposed acquisition”). The Target constitutes the entire global yeast manufacture and supply business of Burns Philp & Company Limited (“Burns Philp”). The proposed acquisition is global and has been notified to the relevant authorities in other jurisdictions.

Notification date Decision date
Friday July 30, 2004 Friday, August 27, 2004
Parties Involved Business activities
Associated British Foods

international food, food ingredients and retail group, headquartered in the UK.

Burns Philp Netherlands European Holdings BV

global manufacturer and supplier of yeast, food ingredients and branded food products.

Economic sector Media merger
Yeast and food ingredients No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Current status: Completed
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
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