Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC

Overview
Date Founded

1894

Headquarters

Unilever House,100 Victoria Embankment,London, Greater London EC4Y 0DY

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

161K

Industries

Food
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Personal Products
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Chemicals

Company Description

Unilever Plc engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer goods. It operates through the following segments: Beauty and Personal Care, Foods and Refreshment, and Home Care. The Beauty and Personal Care segment offers skin cleansing, hair care, skin care, and deodorants categories. The Foods and Refreshment segment sells ice cream, savory, dressings, and tea. The Home Care segment includes fabric category and a wide range of cleaning products. The company was founded by Antonius Johannes Jurgens, Samuel van den Bergh, and William Hulme Lever on January 1, 1930 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director, Chief Executive

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Group Secretary

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chief Research & Development Officer

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

President, North America

Board of Directors

Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Akzo Nobel NV

Director at Handy Technologies, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director at Unilever PLC

President & Chief Executive Officer at Grameen America, Inc.

Co-Founder at Higher Life Foundation

Senior International Advisor at Foundation Asset Management (FAM)

Member-Global Chief Executive Officer Council at Chinese People’S Association For Friendship With Foreign Count

Former Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

Healthcare & Consumer Industry Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Unilever PLC

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Owners & Shareholders
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Reichmuth & Co. is an active, fundamentals-based, conservative manager which follows a medium- to long-term, value-driven, noncyclical investment style aiming to achieve absolute returns.The firm's absolute approach to investment returns enables them to implement a future-orientated investment strategy. They base their approach on fundamental market analysis and pay close attention to short-term factors such as money flows and market sentiment. For less familiar markets, they rely on specialists.Reichmuth & Co. meets regularly to draw up scenarios for the future which are discussed, scrutinized and reviewed at the investment policy meeting. The resulting probabilities form the basis of their investment policy, which mirrors their institution's view and in this way ensures that their investment strategy is future-oriented and in sync with the respective market environment.The firm tests new investment ideas for sensitivity under individual scenarios to obtain a picture of the risk/return behavior in various market contexts. They weight the individual ideas accordingly in the portfolios.

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LT is an active, risk-averse, value-oriented manager which targets absolute returns. They specializes in the discretionary management of UK, Global and Japanese equity mandates offered both through segregated accounts and pooled funds. The firm believes that durable, cash generative franchises are rare and undervalued by most investors for most of the time. LT find the majority of our candidate investments in a select group of broad industry categories. These are Consumer Branded Goods, Internet/Media/Software, Pharmaceuticals and Financials. Once the firm commits to a company, they are extremely reluctant to sell it, except on a significant breach of our valuation target or when the firm realizes that the premise for the investment is no longer valid. LT construct portfolios with a high degree of concentration (20-35 holdings) and unusually low turnover.

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FvS is an active manager which utilizes their five major core values of diversification, flexibility, quality, solvency and value to construct portfolios invested in equity, bond, and multi-asset instruments across regions and sectors. The firm aims to preserve and increase client assets by employing a long-term investment approach. Their equity funds invest in quality companies with stable business models. FvS is doing in-house analysis of the individual stocks to weigh a well-considered diversification of investments in different markets, sectors and currencies, opportunities and risks. They offer four different equity funds - all in common is the value-oriented stock selection by the firm’s portfolio managers. In addition to FvS’ pure bond funds that invest worldwide, the firm also offers a global strategy for convertible bonds which is a defensive alternative to pure equity investments. The firm’s multi-asset funds are an actively mix of several asset classes such as stocks, bonds and gold, combining investment opportunities with smart risk diversification.

Recent Transactions
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Unilever PLC purchases Onnit Labs, Inc.

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Unilever PLC purchases Liquid I.V, Inc.

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Unilever PLC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. purchase Unilever Consumer Care Ltd. from GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

Legal Advisor

Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

Accountant

Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Slim-Fast Foods Co.

Legal Advisor

Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

Legal Advisor

Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

Legal Advisor

Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Seventh Generation, Inc. from Schooner Capital LLC, Catamount Ventures Management LLC, NB Alternatives Advisers LLC, Generation Investment Management (Private Equity), Renewal Funds Management Company Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP

Advisor

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA

Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the development, innovation, operation and investment in different business sectors. It operates through the following segments: Ports and Related Service; Retail; Infrastructure; Telecommunications; and Finance & Investments and Others. The company was founded on December 12, 2014 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following business segments: Core Commerce; Cloud Computing; Digital Media and Entertainment; and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises of platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment relates to the Youko Tudou and UC Browser business. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment includes businesses such as AutoNavi, DingTalk, Tmall Genie, and others. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$148B
Total Enterprise Value
$180B
Earnings Per Share
$2.51
EBITDAMargin
22.45%
Enterprise Value / Sales
3.01x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.43x
TEVNet Income
27.39x
Debt TEV
0.18x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.89%
Revenue
$59.7B
Total Equity
$20.9B
Net Profit
$6.57B
EBITDA
$13.4B
Total Debt
$31.7B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1,000 - $10K
2012
$25K - $50K
2011
$1,000 - $10K
2011
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
Investments
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Airboxlab SA develops and supplies environmental protection device. The company was founded by Olivier Vonet, Inouk Bourgon and Touillon Jacques in 2013 and is headquartered in Belvaux, Luxembourg.

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The Lorry Online Sdn. Bhd. offers on-demand cargo transportation services. The company was founded by Nadhir Ashafiq and Goh Chee Hau in 2014 and is headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Buymie Technologies Ltd. develops mobile application for groceries. The application gives convenience, personalized, cashless, and fast delivery. The company was founded by Artavazd Sokhikyan and Devan Hughes in February 2016 and is headquartered in Tallaght, Ireland.

Investors
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Executive Officer at Torch Capital I LP

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Principal at Balyasny Asset Management LP

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Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall Ventures Management LLC

Suppliers
AptarGroup, Inc. Personal Products | Crystal Lake, IL

AptarGroup, Inc. develops manufactures and sales of consumer product dispensing systems. It operates through the following business segments: Beauty & Home, Pharma and Food & Beverage. The Beauty & Home segment primarily sells pumps, aerosol valves and accessories to the personal care and household markets and pumps and decorative components to the fragrance/cosmetic market. The Pharma segment supplies pumps and metered dose inhaler valves to the pharmaceutical market worldwide. The Food & Beverage segment sell dispensing and non-dispensing closures and, to a lesser degree, spray pumps and aerosol valves to the food and beverage markets. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Computer Software | New York, New York

Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. engages in the provision of advertising and marketing services. The firm specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialized communications disciplines. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Agency Network (IAN) and Constituency Management Group (CMG). The IAN segment includes advertising and media services, as well as an array of global communications and marketing services. The CMG segment offers events and public relations services as well as sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity and strategic marketing consulting. The company was founded on September 18, 1930 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Cass Information Systems, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | St. Louis, MO

Cass Information Systems, Inc. engages in provision of integrated information and payment management solutions. It operates through the following segments: Information Services; Banking Services; and Corporate, Eliminations, and Other. The Information Services segment offers transportation, energy, telecommunication, and environmental invoice processing and payment services to large corporations. The Banking Services segment focuses on the provision of banking services primarily to privately held businesses and faith-based ministries. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Competitors
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Personal Products - New York, NY

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. engages in the manufacturing of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. It sells products under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, and Too Faced. Its channels primarily consist of department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, and prestige salons and spas. The company was founded by Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder in 1946 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Procter & Gamble Co. Personal Products - Cincinnati, Ohio

Procter & Gamble Co. engages in the provision of branded consumer packaged goods. It operates through the following segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers hair, skin, and personal care. The Grooming segment comprises of shave care like female and male blades and razors, pre and post shave products, and appliances. The Health Care segment includes oral care products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and personal health care such as gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, and vitamins, minerals, and supplements. The Fabric and Home Care segment consist of fabric enhancers, laundry additives and detergents, and air, dish, and surface care. The Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment sells baby wipes, diapers, and pants, adult incontinence, feminine care, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

PepsiCo, Inc. Beverages - White Plains, NY

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following business segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; PepsiCo Beverages North America; Latin America; Europe; and Africa, Middle East and South Asia The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The PepsiCo Beverages North America segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Africa, Middle East and South Asia segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

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