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Unilever investment

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Unilever dedicating nearly $170 mil. to corporate ventures to build business opportunities in food and home and personal care, company announces Sept. 30. Majority of the funding - nearly $100 mil. - will be dedicated to Langholm Capital Partners Fund, which will target investments in mid-market European consumer-facing businesses, Unilever says. Additionally, firm will invest almost $40 mil. over three years in Unilever Ventures, "an early stage business development fund supporting early stage business ideas," company says. Nearly $30 mil. will be used to identify and invest in technology-based funds and start up companies via Unilever Technology Ventures. Goal is to "enhance the scope and quality of Unilever's own R&D activities by exploiting new technologies," company says, noting areas of investment will include genomics, advanced bioscience, advanced materials science and nanotechnology...



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