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Biscuit barons

2 August 2019 By Sharon Lam, John Foley

The private equity fund that invented the cookie buyout is acquiring Campbell’s Australian snacks unit for $2.2 bln. It’s less audacious than the $25 bln RJR Nabisco deal 30 years ago. But if KKR can scrape out decent growth and profitability, this one may prove tastier.

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