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Unilever NV (UN) is up over 35% from its January 2017 low before theKraft Heinz Company (KHC) bid for the European-based consumer packaged goods producer and Unilever’s subsequent rejection became public.
Despite the failed takeover, the event was another reminder that when Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger get involved, value is often unlocked. Buffett’s and Munger’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) owns over 25% of KHC shares outstanding.
In our flagship research article on UN, we suggest that Unilever and its diversified product mix of food, personal, and household goods is a compelling choice as a core consumer staples holding of a long-view investor’s portfolio.
Unilever NV and Unilever PLC operates as a single economic entity that trades…