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CITY VIEWS: SHOULD GOVERNMENT INTERVENE IN CROSS BORDER M&A?

BRIAN TAAFFE | LEXIS NEXIS
“I like the Cadbury brand, but it should be left up to the market. If everyone wins from the deal, then why not? If customers want to keep the Cadbury brand then it should be protected, but if shareholders are not interested they should win out.”

MATTHEW PHILO | SCHRODERS
“It would be sad to see the jobs go. Some companies don’t need help in these situations, but if there are a lot of British jobs at stake and there’s no international law governing the deal, then maybe it should be protected.”

NICOLA HOWLETT | LMA RECRUITMENT
“I don’t agree with foreign companies taking over British ones. Cadbury is such a historic name in this country, it would definitely be sad if it disappeared. And you buy Cadbury chocolate bars because it tastes like real chocolate!”