Magic circle and US firms leading on Unilever’s £6.5bn auction of its spreads business

Unilever is reportedly taking bids from four private equity houses for its spreads division

Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are playing key roles on Unilever’s auction of its £6.5bn spreads division.

The consumer goods giant is auctioning its margarine and spreads business, which includes products Flora and Stork, for about £6.5bn.

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