Analysis: Kerry Group split may not be as easy as it looks

A co-op move to take over the consumer foods division is expected within weeks but while it seems like a win-win for all involved, much work is needed to make it happen

26th January, 2021
Analysis: Kerry Group split may not be as easy as it looks
Tensions between Kerry Group and the co-op which founded it have been rising over the price being paid to farmers for their milk

If the Kerry Co-operative Society needed a jolt into action, it came the week before Christmas when a story moved on the Bloomberg newswire noting that Kerry Group, in which the co-op is the largest shareholder, was considering bids from private equity for its consumer foods division. For months the co-op, which founded the Kerry Group in the 1970s, had been weighing its own deal for the division, which among other things makes Dairygold and...

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