Nestle Turkey seal deal after sales negotiations
Sales negotiations lead to Nestle Turkey deal.
Sales negotiations have led to Nestle's Turkey unit agreeing to buy a 51 per cent stake in Turkish chocolate and confectionary makers Dogan and Balaban Gida.
The deal was agreed on Monday (December 27th) as part of efforts by Nestle to increase its presence in the lower-priced confectionary market.
No price was disclosed by the company for the acquisition, which is subject to approval by the anti-trust regulator.
According to a statement by Nestle Turkey chief executive officer Devrim Cobek, the lower-priced confectionary goods segment, worth around $2.3 billion (£1.49 billion), accounts for half of the total market.
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