Nestlé SA

Nestlé SA

Nestlé SA

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Avenue Nestlé 55,Vevey, Vaud 1800

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Company Description

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017 and No. 33 on the 2016 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies. Nestlé's products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion (about US$1.1 billion), including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer's, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company. Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, Klim in 1998, and Gerber in 2007. The company has seen various controversies, facing criticism and boycotts over its marketing of baby formula as an alternative to breastfeeding in developing countries, its reliance on child labour in cocoa production, and its production and promotion of bottled water.

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Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, Head-Compliance & General Counsel

Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Zone Asia, Oceania & Sub-Saharan Africa (AOA)

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Zone Americas, United States of America, Canada, Latin America & Caribbean

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Zone Europe, Middle East & North Africa

Executive Vice President Head of Operations

Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services

Deputy Executive Vice President & Head of Group Strategy & Business Development

Board of Directors

Director at L'Oréal SA

Senior Advisor at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

Partner, Global Private Equity Business at KKR & Co., Inc.

Executive Chairman at Industria de Diseño Textil SA

Director at Nestlé SA

Co-Chair, Prevention Initiative at Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Nestlé SA

Chief Executive Officer at Adidas AG

Director at Nestlé SA

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UBS Asset Management Switzerland offers investment capabilities across all major traditional and alternative asset classes.

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CSAM Schweiz is an active manager which invests in equities and fixed-income across sectors and market-caps.

Recent Transactions
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Nestlé SA, Nestlé USA, Inc. purchase Essentia Water LLC

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Nestlé SA, Nestlé UK Ltd. purchase SimplyCook Ltd.

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Nestlé SA, Nestlé UK Ltd. purchase Mindful Chef Ltd.

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Advised onDreyer 's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. purchases Nestlé SA /US Ice Cream Business from Nestlé SA

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Advised onNestlé SA purchases Pfizer Nutrition from Pfizer, Inc.

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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