UK: Dutch/Italian confectionary consolidation will be likely target for Nestlé and Cadbury
Two family run companies are hoping to gain increased market share in a deal that characterises the rapidly consolidating confectionary industry. Italian sweets maker Perfetti has revealed that it is buying out the two-thirds of the century old Van Melle it does not already own; valuing the Dutch interest at US$917m and creating an attractive acquisition target for the industry's big boys,
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