|Traded as||Unilever PLC (GBX), Unilever N.V (EUR)|
|Headquarters||Wirral, Rotterdam, London|
|Mr. Paul Polman|
|Revenue||EUR 53.272 billion|
|EUR 7.515 billion|
|EUR 5.259 billion|
|Total assets||EUR 52.298 billion|
|Total equity||EUR 15.082 billion|
Number of employees
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).
Top 10 Deals Unilever
|Rank||Date||Target||Nation||Value (in bil. EUR)||Value (in bil. GBP)|
|2||09.27.2010||Alberto Culver Co||United States||2.86||2.43|
|3||04.30.2013||Hindustan Unilever Ltd||India||2.71||2.30|
|4||09.25.2009||Sara Lee Corp European Bus||Netherlands||1.28||1.17|
|5||04.19.1996||Brooke Bond Lipton India Ltd||India||0.97||0.79|
|6||02.07.2000||Arisco Produtos Alimenticios||Brazil||0.77||0.47|
|9||06.25.1997||Pond's India Ltd||India||0.38||0.25|