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Cadbury Schweppes

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1969 Cadbury Brothers merged with Schweppes to form Cadbury Schweppes

1972 Acquired Jeyes Sanitary Compounds Co

1985 Cadbury Schweppes planned to sell its Jeyes consumer, industrial and aerosol packaging businesses in 3 management buyouts expected to raise £19 million, in order to reduce the spread of business interests[1]

1986 The Jeyes consumer company was bought out by its management. The industrial division, Jeyes Hygiene, provided cleaning services and machines to offices, hospitals and hotels. The third business was Aerosol International [2]

1989 Cadbury Schweppes acquired George Bassett and Co, which became part of its confectionery subsidiary Cadbury Trebor Bassett.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 17, 1985
  2. The Times Dec. 17, 1985