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Nestlé’s Sale of L’Oreal Shares Welcomed by Investors of Both Companies

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The Index Today — Nestlé’s decision to sell stakes in L’Oreal has been met with a positive response from the investors of both companies.

Nestlé has been a major shareholder in L’Oreal for the past forty years — an investment which has proven to be a profitable venture for the global food company. Nestlé’s shares which are valued at $10 billion, will be repurchased by L’Oreal, increasing the founding Bettencourt Meyers family’s stakes from 33% to 34.7%. This in turn will also bring down Nestlé’s holding in the company from 23% to 20%.

Nestlé’s move is a product of a two-month discussion between the chairmen of both the conglomerates. Although the company has no plans of selling more of its L’Oreal shares anytime soon, the current sale has been hailed as a move that places it in the “best of both worlds” according to a spokesperson for Nestlé.

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