M/05/073 – Associated British Foods / HP Ethnic Foods

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Transaction details

Proposal whereby Associated British Foods plc (ABF), through ABF Grain Products Limited (ABF Grain) and A.B.F. Holdings Limited (A.B.F. Holdings) would acquire the entire issued share capital of B.E. International Foods Limited (BEIF) and certain assets and liabilities of the UK Ethnic Food Business (Ethnic Foods) from HP Foods Limited and HP Foods Holdings Limited (HP). BEIF and Ethnic Foods are hereinafter referred to collectively as the Ethnic Food Business.

Notification date Decision date
Monday November 21, 2005 Thursday, December 21, 2006
Parties Involved Business activities
Associated British Foods

International food, ingredients and retail group operating both manufacturing and distribution activities

HP Ethnic Foods

Ethnic food business

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