Kraft Foods, lnc. in $19 Billion Takeover Bid for Cadbury plc in the UK
January 19, 2010
Cleary Gottlieb is representing Goldman Sachs International, Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited and UBS Investment Bank as joint financial advisors to Cadbury plc in connection with a recommended takeover bid by Kraft Foods, Inc.
Kraft’s renewed offer of January 19 values Cadbury at a total of approximately $19 billion. The offer comprises mixed cash and share consideration of 500 pence plus 0.1874 Kraft shares, representing, in aggregate, 840 pence per Cadbury share.
Cadbury’s board of directors originally rejected as “derisory” Kraft’s unsolicited December 4 offer of 300 pence plus 0.2589 Kraft shares for each Cadbury share, which valued Cadbury at a total of approximately $16.7 billion.
Kraft’s offer will remain open to shareholders until 1.00 p.m. (London time) on February 2.