• Split of Kraft into separate public companies: Kraft for N. American Foods and Mondelez for Global Snacking
  • Acquisition of Cadbury, $19 billion
  • Divestiture of Pizza business, $3.7 billion
  • Tax advantaged merger of Post Cereal with Ralcorp, $4 billion (pre-tax basis)
  • Acquisition of Danone’s LU Biscuit business, $7 billion
  • Acquisition of United Biscuits Iberian business, $1 billion
  • A total of 30 divestitures including Milk Bone, Poland Chocolate (Cadbury), Romania Chocolate (Cadbury), Stella D’Oro, certain Spanish biscuit assets, Nordic salted snacks,
  • Brazil Marquary drinks.
  • Merger of Miller Brewing Company into South African Breweries, $5.6 billion.
  • EDS IT technology outsourcing and consulting (undisclosed).
  • Private agreement for 75% followed by mandatory public tender. Achieved 98% shareholding in Papastratos, a Greek tobacco business, $500 million.
  • Acquisition of IBM’s Italian networking business (price undisclosed).
  • Brand licensing and technology sharing agreement with Cantel Wireless, $150 million.
  • Divestiture of undersea cable manufacturing and installation business to Tyco International, $850 million.
  • Mexican wireline telecommunications joint venture (Alestra) between AT&T and Grupo Alfa.
  • Cellular partnership with Bell South covering Los Angeles and Houston.
  • Divestiture of Language Line over-the-phone interpretation business to Providence Equity Partners (price undisclosed).
  • Acquisition of 48% interest in Lin Broadcasting (Cellular), $3.3 billion.
  • Divestiture of WOOD TV to Hicks Muse for $125 million.
  • Acquisition of Vanguard cellular for $1.5 billion.
  • Acquisition of Smartalk prepaid card business out of chapter 11, $150 million.
  • Divestiture of Transtech telemarketing/customer care to Matrixx, $625 million.
  • Divestiture of paging business to Metrocall, $110 million cash and $95 million face amount of convertible-preferred.
  • Acquisitions of Faberge/Elizabeth Arden, $1.5 billion and Calvin Klein $300 million.
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