M/05/033 – H.J. Heinz Company / HP Foods Limited

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Transaction details

Proposal whereby H.J. Heinz Company (Heinz) would acquire HP Foods Limited (HP).

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday June 22, 2005 Thursday, August 11, 2005
Parties Involved Business activities
H.J. Heinz Company

Heinz, the acquirer, manufactures and markets processed food products throughout the world.

HP Foods Limited

HP, the target, manufactures and markets processed food products in the UK and the US, and exports processed food products to approximately 75 countries including Ireland.

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