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October 23, 1999 | Bloomberg News
H.J. Heinz & Co. agreed to buy the frozen-food unit of United Biscuits Holdings for about $317 million in cash in a bid to boost its presence in Britain and Ireland. United Biscuits' frozen-food business had about $360 million in sales in 1998 and employs about 3,000 workers at plants in Britain and Spain. It makes frozen foods ranging from San Marco pizzas to Linda McCartney vegetarian foods and Jane Asher desserts.
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October 23, 1999 | Bloomberg News
H.J. Heinz & Co. agreed to buy the frozen-food unit of United Biscuits Holdings for about $317 million in cash in a bid to boost its presence in Britain and Ireland. United Biscuits' frozen-food business had about $360 million in sales in 1998 and employs about 3,000 workers at plants in Britain and Spain. It makes frozen foods ranging from San Marco pizzas to Linda McCartney vegetarian foods and Jane Asher desserts.
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BUSINESS
July 19, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Keebler Put Up for Sale: United Biscuits Holding, the firm's British parent, cited disappointing U.S. sales for the move. "We've been gaining share in the cookie and cracker business, but not fast enough for our parent company," Keebler Co. spokesman Stuart Greenblatt said from the unit's headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. The news follows a Wall Street Journal report Monday saying that Philip Morris Cos.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Keebler Put Up for Sale: United Biscuits Holding, the firm's British parent, cited disappointing U.S. sales for the move. "We've been gaining share in the cookie and cracker business, but not fast enough for our parent company," Keebler Co. spokesman Stuart Greenblatt said from the unit's headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. The news follows a Wall Street Journal report Monday saying that Philip Morris Cos.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1985
Imperial immediately rejected the $2.8-billion offer as "unwelcome and totally inadequate." Hanson's takeover bid is the biggest in the history of the London Stock Exchange. Earlier this week, Imperial--which has interests in brewing, foods and leisure products--agreed to purchase United Biscuits (Holdings) PLC, a leading British food products concern, for $1.9 billion. Hanson also is trying to acquire the U.S. company SCM Corp.
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January 10, 1986 | Associated Press
Hanson Trust PLC, having won a bitter fight to acquire SCM Corp., turned its sights across the Atlantic on Thursday to pursue its $2.8 billion hostile takeover of Imperial Group PLC of Britain. SCM, a New York-based maker of chemicals, coatings and office equipment, agreed Wednesday night to transfer control after Hanson, a London-based conglomerate, acquired more than 72 percent of SCM's stock. Hanson forged ahead with its $75-a-share, $927.
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