Ferrero, Hershey weigh Cadbury split - source

Cadbury Plc suitors Ferrero and Hershey Co have weighed breaking the UK confectioner up into separate businesses as part of a friendly, all-cash bid, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

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Ferrero could eye Cadbury gum, candy unit: report

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero could be interested in Cadbury's gum and candy division, a unit worth about 5 billion euros ($7.4 billion), in a possible joint takeover bid, business daily Il Sole 24 Ore said on Friday.

Hershey merger talk makes waves in a company town

In a company town where the street lamps are shaped like chocolate Kisses and orphans are cared for with corporate largesse, the prospect that America's biggest chocolate maker may merge with a foreign entity has unnerved some people.

Hershey joins Ferrero in talks on Cadbury: report

U.S. chocolate maker Hershey Co has held talks for several weeks with Italy's Ferrero Spa over a potential bid for Cadbury Plc that would rival a hostile offer from Kraft Foods Inc , The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Kraft seen saving Cadbury sweetener for end-game

Warren Buffett's warning to Kraft over using its undervalued stock to bid for Cadbury may return to haunt Irene Rosenfeld as the Kraft CEO ponders an increased bid to win over the British confectioner.


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Hedge fund Paulson raises Cadbury stake again

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson raised his firm's stake in Cadbury on Wednesday and now holds 2.54 percent of the British confectioner, the subject of a hostile bid by U.S. food group Kraft.
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Kraft turns hostile in $16 billion bid for Cadbury

Kraft Foods Inc chief Irene Rosenfeld refused to sweeten her $16.2 billion offer for candy maker Cadbury Plc and took the bid directly to shareholders on Monday, setting the stage for a takeover battle that could last up to three months.
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Kraft aiming to acquire Cadbury more cheaply

Kraft Foods chief executive Irene Rosenfeld is playing hardball with her $16.4 billion hostile offer for Cadbury, triggering a bid battle that could stretch for up to three months.