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Andrea Felsted

Unilever Must Look Mighty Tasty to Activist Hedge Funds

Breaking up the consumer products conglomerate could be more valuable than keeping its unwieldy portfolio of food, beauty and home brands together.

Value waiting to be freed.

Value waiting to be freed.

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Hey, activist investors! You have a European target hiding in plain sight.

With an underperforming share price and a clear route to creating value, Unilever Plc has all the ingredients for a hedge fund swoop.