February 24, 2018 3:38 AM ET

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Company Overview of Dole Food Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Dole Food Company, Inc. engages in growing, sourcing, processing, marketing, and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to wholesale, retail, and institutional customers; and other food product companies worldwide. It operates in two segments, Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables. The Fresh Fruit segment provides bananas under the DOLE brand, as well as pineapples; and exports diversified fruits, such as grapes, citrus, apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, stone fruits, and kiwifruit. The Fresh Vegetables segment sources, harvests, cools, distributes, and markets various fresh and fresh-cut vegetables, including iceberg lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, cel...

One Dole Drive

Westlake Village, CA 91362

United States

Founded in 1851

30,500 Employees



Key Executives for Dole Food Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 42
President of Dole Fresh Flowers
President of Dole Europe
Age: 52
President of Dole Fresh Fruit
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Dole Food Company, Inc. Key Developments

Greenyard Negotiations To Acquire Dole Food Ended

Greenyard NV (ENXTBR:GREEN) announced that negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company, Inc. have ended without a definitive agreement. Hein Deprez, Executive Chairman of Greenyard, commented, “While the acquisition of Dole by Greenyard would have marked a significant milestone for both companies, we are confident that Greenyard has the right strategy and priorities in place to continue generating profitable growth and strengthening our global leadership position in fruit and vegetables. We pursued all efforts to realise a transaction with financial and strategic merit that would have created value for all stakeholders involved, nevertheless an agreement could not be reached." Rothschild & Co acted as Greenyard’s financial advisor with Freshfields LLP as competition advisor. Amanda Albert, Dirk Arts, Parya Badie, Maria Christopher Bell, Justin S. Cooke, Anne Karine Dabo, Frances Dethmers, Hayde Faria, Daniel Guyder, Adam Haberkorn, Changhee Han, Juno Hautekiet, Jeff Hendrickson, Jeff Hermans, John Hibbard, Louis Hoet, Felipe Hubner, Brian Jebb, Elaine Johnston, Hans Kets, Todd Koretzky, Elizabeth Leckie, Dave Lewis, Dennis Lievens, Cedric Lindenmann, Keren Livneh, Michael Maier, Matteo Mariano, Matthieu Maselis, Dirk Meeus, Marjorie Mygrants, Eliana Paredis, Kenneth Rivlin, Alan Rockwell, Sophie Rutten, Brian Schultz, Joshua Shapiro, Eric Shube, Patrick Smet, Alice Smith, Mark Sorensen, Devin Spencer, Loren Thomas, Peter van Dyck, Yves Van Pul and Vanessa Xu of Allen & Overy LLP as legal advisor for Greenyard on its €2 billion auction bid for Dole Food.

Greenyard Reportedly Eyes Dole Food

Greenyard NV (ENXTBR:GREEN) is exploring an acquisition of Dole Food Company, Inc. that could be valued at more than $2.5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. If the two companies fail to clinch a deal, Dole will continue to assess other offers as it proceeds with plans for an IPO, one of the sources added.

Dole Food Reportedly Up For Sale

Dole Food Company Inc. is exploring a sale; Wall Street Journal reported quoting people familiar with the matter. The first round of bids was due last week, the people said. Private equity firms are among those that have expressed interest, the people said. Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank are advising.

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