The British consumer goods behemoth said it would look to offload its food business back in April after picking up infant formula maker Mead Johnson for $17.9bn.
McCormick shares retreated 0.1 per cent in NY yeseterday ahead of the announcement and had gained about 4 per cent this year. The purchase of these brands "enables McCormick to become a one-stop shop for condiment, spice and seasoning needs, providing our customers and consumers with an even more diverse and complete flavor product offering".
Only the food products are included in the deal.
Drax slumped as it posted a statutory pre-tax loss of £83m for the first half of this year compared to a £184.2m profit in the same period last year, while BHP Billiton nudged down after a mixed production update. This is significantly higher than the £2.2 billion expected in the City.
The deal will hand McCormick a leading position in the condiments sector in the United States.
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Rakesh Kapoor, chief executive of RB, said: "Our French's Food business is a true reflection of RB's strengths - a portfolio of great brands driven through a culture of innovation by passionate people to deliver consistent outperformance". Other possible bidders included JM Smucker, Campbell Soup, Pinnacle Foods and Ajinomoto, people familiar with the situation said at the time.
The hot sauce category will continue to see robust growth, according to McCormick, and there are significant opportunities for expansion. The company went after another United Kingdom business in 2016, when it considered buying Premier Foods.
The market reaction suggests that investors think McCormick may have paid too-high a price. McCormick's Kurzius said at the time that Premier was just one of the company's M&A ideas. Morgan Stanley acted as lead financial adviser to Reckitt and the company also received advice from Robey Warshaw.
The transaction still requires regulatory approval, and is expected to close later this year. McCormick plans to fund the deal with a combination of equity and debt, and said it has obtained committed bridge financing.
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Helicopter @msdhoni have a great day buddy, the cake awaits you#happybirthday #cakesmash", tweeted Yuvraj. He is the only captain to have all three ICC trophies and is the best captain India has got till date.
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The two leaders held a bilateral meeting at the G20 summit and shook hands afterward in front of a swarm of reporters. The border wall charade is limping forward, even if Congress refuses to fund the effort.
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The Jaguar E-Pace will be offered with three diesel Ingenium engines , ranging from 150PS and 380NM of torque to 240PS and 500Nm. Not since the X-Type has a Jaguar been offered in front-wheel drive, but you can have exactly that (as rumoured) for the E-Pace.
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BC wildfire service "optimistic" about 150 mile fire
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Mexican prison riot leaves 28 inmates dead and three wounded
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Halo 5: Guardians Getting Xbox One X Support
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