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Nestle Hints At More Deals After Healthcare Venutres

Swiss food giant Nestle's deeper dive into healthcare by taking over the dermatology joint venture it had with L'Oreal suggests further deals in the space are likely.The move underscores Nestle's determination to move beyond relatively stagnant traditional food markets into "wellness", where growth prospects and profit margins are more enticing."It is a major, major platform of growth for the future," Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke told analysts on Thursday following the release of the group's 2013 financial results. "It's the core of our strategy."Nestle said this week it would sell an 8 percent stake in L'Oreal back to the French cosmetics company for cash and L'Oreal's half of Galderma, whose portfolio ranges from prescription drugs and injectable wrinkle treatments to over-the-counter products for skin, hair and nails.The move, which extends Nestle's health interests and brings it into competition with some drug companies, is a long-term bet by Bulcke that he can take the grou...

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  1. Reckitt Benckiser Buys Back 5,000 Shares

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) Monday said it purchased 5,000 ordinary shares at a price of 46.404103 pounds per share on April 15.MAIN FACTS:-Shares will be he...

  2. Reckitt Benckiser Regional Vice President Steps Down

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN), the household products group that makes Finish dishwasher tablets and Harpic cleaner, said Monday that Salvatore Caizzone, Execu...

  3. Reckitt Benckiser Buys Back 5,000 Own Shares For Treasury

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Friday it bought 5,000 of its own shares at a price of GBP46.271825 per share to hold as treasury shares.-Shares closed at 4...

  4. JAB to Announce Deal to Buy DE Master Blenders

    A group led by Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH is close to a deal to buy D.E. Master Blenders for roughly $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, as the in...

  5. Reckitt Benckiser Buys Back 5,000 Shares to Cancel

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Thursday it bought 5,000 of its own shares to hold as treasury shares at a price of GBP46.918463 per share.-Shares closed at...

  6. LONDON MARKETS: M&S Leads FTSE 100 To Fourth Day Of Gains

    Shares of Marks & Spencer Group PLC led U.K. stocks higher on Thursday after reporting fourth-quarter sales growth, while steelmaker Evraz tumbled after warning of r...

  7. Reckitt Benckiser Buys 20,000 Shares for Treasury at 4,647.6P

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Wednesday that it bought 20,000 shares for treasury at an average price of 4,647.6 pence per share.-Shares closed Wednesday ...

  8. Reckitt Benckiser Buys Back 200,000 Shares For Treasury

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Tuesday it bought 200,000 of its own shares at 45.993262 pounds per share to hold as treasury shares.-Shares closed at 4,570...

  9. Reckitt Benckiser Buys 20,000 Shares for Treasury at 4,609.13P

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Monday that it bought for treasury 20,000 shares at an average price of 4,609.13 pence per share.-Shares closed Monday at 2,...

  10. Reckitt Benckiser Buys 20,000 Shares for Treasury at 4,591.96P

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Friday that it bought 20,000 shares for treasury at a price of 4,591.9625 pence per share.-Shares closed Friday at 4,554 pen...

  11. Reckitt Benckiser Buys 25,000 Shares For Treasury

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Thursday it bought 25,000 of its own shares at 46.944795 pounds per share to be held as treasury shares.-Shares closed at 4,...

  12. Reckitt Benckiser Buys 20,000 Own Shares For Treasury

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) said Wednesday it bought 20,000 of its own shares at GBP48.008685 per share to hold as treasury shares.-Shares closed at 4,774 pe...

  1. Despite Recovering Economies, Consumers Still Frugal

    Consumers are sticking to frugal shopping habits developed in the recession even as developed economies show signs of recovery, suggesting some behavior changes coul...

  2. Summer deals lift banks' hopes of M&A tipping point

    Verizon's deal to buy Vodafone out of their U.S. wireless venture for $130 billion may have been years in the making, but bankers hope it could be an inflexion point...

  3. Euro Shares Set to Post Best Week Since April

    European shares remained buoyed by central banks' commitment to ongoing stimulus on Friday, heading for their best week since late April, with Invensys and Swedish M...

  4. Families edging out private equity in consumer deals

    From ketchup to hot drinks, family-run investment firms are shaking up the consumer deals market, squeezing out private equity players and forcing them to change str...

  5. Unilever Sales Growth Slackens

    Unilever PLC (UN) Thursday said slowing North America sales growth and a tepid start to ice cream purchases amid unusually cold weather in Europe saw its revenue gro...

  6. Flu Season Momentum Boosts Reckitt Sales

    Drug purchases in a prolonged cold and flu season in North America and Europe boosted sales at Reckitt Benckiser PLC (RB.LN), which on Monday recorded higher revenue...

  7. Reckitt Benckiser Buys Back 10,000 Shares

    Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) Wednesday said it purchased 10,000 ordinary shares at a price of 46.677912 pounds per share on April 17.MAIN FACTS:-Shares will b...

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