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Unilever's $143 Billion Unsolicited Takeover Proposal from Kraft Heinz

On February 19, 2017, Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. (“Unilever”) and The Kraft Heinz Company (“Kraft Heinz”) announced that Kraft Heinz amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies, following the $143 billion unsolicited offer from Kraft Heinz to acquire Unilever. Cravath advised Unilever in connection with this proposal.

The Cravath team advising Unilever included partner Mark I. Greene on M&A matters; partner Andrew W. Needham and Of Counsel Michael L. Schler on tax matters; and partner Eric W. Hilfers on executive compensation and benefits matters.