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May 14, 2014
07:35 EDTABT, MJN, NSRGY, DANOYDanone in talks to sell medical nutrition unit, may seek formula maker, FT says
Danone (DANOY) is being advised by JPMorgan (JPM) and stands to raise up to EUR5B from a potential sale of most of its medical nutrition unit, according to Financial Times, which noted that the company is in talks about the division with Nestle (NSRGY) and other potential buyers. People familiar with the talks say Danone could spend any proceeds on acquiring other infant formula producers. The Fly notes that other baby formula makers include Mead Johnson (MJN) and Abbott (ABT). Reference Link
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November 19, 2014
14:11 EDTDANOYFresenius, Permira made joint bid for Danone nutrition unit, WSJ reports
Fresenius SE, the German parent company of Fresenius Medical (FMS), and buyout firm Permira made a joint bid for Danone’s (DANOY) medical nutrition business, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Danone has set early next week as the deadline for others to bid, though one of the people said the joint bid is currently the only one on the table, the report noted. Reference Link
13:47 EDTDANOYFresenius, Permira made joint bid for Danone nutrition unit, DJ reports
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November 18, 2014
08:43 EDTMJNMead Johnson sees FY14 adjusted EPS $3.64-$3.72, consensus $3.72
Says excess cash flow and borring capacity provides flexibility to grow through M&A, return cash to shareholders via dividends and buybacks. Says will consider incremental demand-generation investments in 2015 in light of anticipated gross margin improvement. Sees long-term earnings growth at or above the rate of revenue growth. Sees revenue growth within the top quartile of peer group. Sees dividend growth at or above the rate of EPS growth. Comments from slides that will be presented at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference.
07:30 EDTMJNMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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November 17, 2014
08:16 EDTABTZoetis to purchase assets of Abbott Animal Health for about $255M
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08:15 EDTABTZoetis to purchase assets of Abbott Animal Health for about $255M
07:21 EDTNSRGY, DANOYDanone mulls IPO for nutrition unit as sale talks disappoint, Reuters says
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November 14, 2014
05:42 EDTNSRGYNestle to explore strategic options for development of Davigel
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November 12, 2014
06:37 EDTMJNCiti says Hershey, TreeHouse, Mead still top picks in Food
After meeting with ten U.S. Food Manufacturers, Citigroup says Hershey (HSY), TreeHouse (THS) and Mead Johnson (MJN) remain its top picks in the space. Citi favors domestic companies, but says the consumer environment for food remains difficult with volume growth "hard to come by" in the U.S. The firm believes the expected uptick in U.S. food growth is failing to materialize.
November 11, 2014
12:34 EDTMJNMead Johnson management to meet with William Blair
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