Unigate still eyeing up Hillsdown

19 May 1998

Unigate still eyeing up Hillsdown

UNIGATE said it remained interested in buying all or part of Hillsdown, despite earlier rejection of an offer of about 207p per share.

It said Hillsdowns food business would strengthen its position as a leading supplier of branded and own-label products, enhance its Malton business by adding poultry to the mix, and provide further expansion in the chilled prepared food sector.

Hillsdown said it would not comment until Unigate made its intentions clear. It said it had been concentrating on its restructuring and maximising the return to shareholders from the planned break-up of the group.

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