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Investors get itchy on ESG; Unilever gets hot & sweaty over GSK. Is another bid for bubbling?

Unilever is not currently a stock market darling. In 2021 its shares fell 9% whilst the broader London market rose 11%. Compared to peers like Nestlé and J&J, Unilever’s stock price has underperformed significantly. For two consecutive years its pre-tax profits have fallen, Unilever also missed another key goal: 3-5% sales growth. There are growing …

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Vodka burners are go; private equity takes a full swig of Stock Spirits

Last week UK-listed Stock Spirits accepted a take over from private equity’s CVC who agreed to pay a 44% premium. Over 50% of Stock Spirits business is in Poland, other key markets include Italy, Slovenia & Croatia. Its core brands are Eastern European Vodka, Vodka based liqueurs and Limoncello. The company has been under pressure …

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