Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017. Arguably the biggest deals story of 2017 was one that didn't actually happen. In February, it became clear Kraft Heinz from the US was making an unsolicited bid for Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever, a move that stunned the sector - and one the Magnum and Knorr maker rebuffed.
The Chinese company informed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that it had appointed joint provisional liquidators in the shape of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hong Kong and Deloitte & Touche in the Cayman Islands. It said the move was in response to creditor demands, reported by just-food last month. It specifically mentioned the application for the appointment of liquidators served on the company by Hang Seng Bank in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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