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Healthy premium

16 November 2012 By Quentin Webb

The consumer powerhouse behind Cillit Bang has gatecrashed Bayer’s bid for U.S. vitamin maker Schiff. At a 23.5 pct premium and 16.5 times EBITDA, the $1.4 bln counterbid is potent stuff. But trust Reckitt to extract big synergies, as it did in previous punchy deals.

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