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Unilever Gets a Decent Price for its Tea Business but Deal Has No Impact on Valuation

Analyst Note

| Philip Gorham, CFA, FRM |

We think Unilever has struck a reasonably good deal with the sale of its tea business, including the PG Tips, Pukka, and Tazo brands, to CVC Capital Partners for EUR 4.5 billion. The deal has no impact on our EUR 50 per share fair value estimate, however.

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Business Description

Unilever, plc is a diversified personal product (42% of 2020 sales by value), home care (20%), and packaged-food (38%) company. The firm's brands include Knorr soups and sauces, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Lipton teas, Axe and Dove skin products, and the TRESemme hair-care brand. The firm has been acquisitive in recent years, and high-profile purchases include the mail-order men's grooming business Dollar Shave Club and Seventh Generation cleaning and personal-care products.

100 Victoria Embankment
London, EC4Y 0DY, United Kingdom
T +44 2078225252
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Household & Personal Products
Most Recent Earnings Dec 31, 2010
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type
Employees 149,000