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ANALYSIS – What next for Cadbury Schweppes?

ANALYSIS – What next for Cadbury Schweppes?

The announcement that Cadbury Schweppes is looking to split its beverage operations in the US from its confectionery unit may be music to its investors' ears, but where will a potential buyer come from? Dean Best looks at the move, and weighs up what the coming year has in store for Cadbury Schweppes.

UK: Cadbury to divide drinks and confectionery business

UK: Cadbury to divide drinks and confectionery business

Cadbury Schweppes revealed today (15 March) that it intends to separate its confectionery and Americas Beverages businesses. The board, Cadbury said, is currently evaluating the options for separation to maximise shareholder value.

UK: Peltz investment boosts Cadbury shares

UK: Peltz investment boosts Cadbury shares

News that activist investor Nelson Peltz has amassed a stake in Cadbury Schweppes has sent shares rocketing, prompting speculation that the group could come under pressure to divide its beverage and confectionery businesses.

UK: Cadbury profit down on recall

UK: Cadbury profit down on recall

UK confectioner Cadbury Schweppes posted a 12% drop in pre-tax profits for the full year today (20 February) after second half profit plummeted following the salmonella scandal which caused summer sales to slump in the UK. However, the company emphasised that it is optimistic about its financial prospects going into FY2007.

UK: Cadbury rises on takeover speculation

Shares in Cadbury Schweppes were up 1.79% at time of press, driven by renewed speculation that the world’s largest confectionery group could be facing a takeover bid. Rumours that Nestlé,…