Traded as Unilever PLC (GBX), Unilever N.V (EUR)
Industry Personal Products
Founded 1929/30
Headquarters Wirral, Rotterdam, London
Mr. Paul Polman
Revenue EUR 53.272 billion
Operating income
EUR 7.515 billion
Net income
EUR 5.259 billion
Total assets EUR 52.298 billion
Total equity EUR 15.082 billion
Number of employees
Website Unilever.com



is a Dutch-British company with 172000 employees and a revenue of 53.3 billion EUR, Unilever is one of the largest producers of consumer goods worldwide.
The company consists of two equally entitled companies with their own shares and the corresponding two general meetings, but the Management Board is the same. One company is located in Rotterdam as Unilever N.V. and the other one in London as Unilever PLC. Unilever emerged from the merger of “Margarine Unie” and “Lever Brothers Ltd”. in 1929/30. Margarine Unie relies on a Margarine producer founded in 1888 and Lever on a soap production founded in 1885. Unilever foods:
Is one of the top 5 largest food producers in the world. In addition to the sale of end products, raw materials such as tea and palm oil are also part of Unilever food.

Household and textile care:
Detergents and cleaners and personal care, cosmetics

Since 1990, Unilever has engaged in a number of M&A deals: 141 transactions with a value of EUR 39.76 bil. (for number and value per year, see figure below).

M&A Unilever

Top 10 Deals Unilever

RankDateTargetNationValue (in bil. EUR)Value (in bil. GBP)
105.02.2000BestfoodsUnited States27.5916.074654
209.27.2010Alberto0Culver CoUnited States2.862.429736
304.30.2013Hindustan Unilever LtdIndia2.712.300526
409.25.2009Sara Lee Corp0European BusNetherlands1.281.17402
504.19.1996Brooke Bond Lipton India LtdIndia0.970.790638
611.24.1999Amora MailleFrance0.720.455077
710.14.2011KalinaRussian Fed0.410.355864
806.25.1997Pond's India LtdIndia0.380.25026
1001.26.2009TIGI Linea LP0ProfessionalUnited States0.310.293698