Monday, July 16, 2007


Unilever (UN) produces many of the products that you may use everyday. Slim Fast, Vaseline, Dove, Hellmann’s, Axe, Country Crock, Wishbone, Lipton, Surf, and Ponds are just a few of the product lines that Unilever produces. Here is Unilever’s profile provided by Yahoo.

Rumor has it that Colgate (CL) is interested in acquiring Unilever. This rumor does not make a lot of sense, due to the fact that Unilever’s market cap is nearly three times that of Colgate’s. Colgate would have to team up with a private equity firm to make this deal happen or purchase just a section of the company (personal care business estimated at $35b).

Unilever appears to be a strong company with many attractive and appealing brands in its arsenal.
Disclosure: buying UN long on dips

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