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Dole Food investors shake the Murdock buyout money tree

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dole Food investors shake the Murdock buyout money tree

The CEO of Westlake Village-based Dole Food David Murdock could be heading to trial after a Delaware Chancery Court judge refused to throw out a case against the executive’s 2013 deal to take the company private.

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Murdock completes buyout of Dole Food Co.

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Murdock completes buyout of Dole Food Co.

Dole Food Co. CEO and Chairman David Murdock has completed a buyout of the company, a deal that takes the Westlake Village-based produce giant private and values it at $1.6 billion.

The merger was approved by shareholders on Oct. 31, the company said. Dole shares will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange at the close of business on Nov. 1.

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With maverick Murdock at the helm, Dole is better off private

By   /  Friday, June 14th, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on With maverick Murdock at the helm, Dole is better off private

At age 90, David Murdock has been alive for most of the time that 155-year-old Dole Food Co. has been in existence.

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Dole CEO offers $1.1 billion to take firm private

By   /  Tuesday, June 11th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole CEO offers $1.1 billion to take firm private

Westlake Village-based Dole Food Co.’s stock soared more than 21 percent Tuesday morning as CEO David Murdock made a cash offer of $12 a share for the 60 percent of the company he doesn’t own in a deal valued at $1.1 billion. Dole is one of the biggest producers and importers of fresh fruit and Read More →

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Dole reports Q1 loss after spinning off packaged food business

By   /  Thursday, May 2nd, 2013  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dole reports Q1 loss after spinning off packaged food business

Dole Food Co. reported a first-quarter loss of $65.6 million, largely due to its packaged foods operations, which have since been discontinued and sold to a Japanese firm for $1.7 billion in cash. The Westlake Village-based produce giant sold its global packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses to Itochu Corp. in a deal that Read More →

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Dole to appeal $59M fine

By   /  Thursday, March 14th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole to appeal $59M fine

Westlake Village-based Dole Food Co. said it will appeal to Europe’s highest court after a lower-court decision that upholds a $59.8 million fine levied by the European Union over allegations that the fresh fruit company colluded with German banana importers to fix prices. The decision, issued by the E.U.’s General Court, upheld the fine of  Read More →

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Smaller Dole reports Q4 loss

By   /  Tuesday, March 12th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Smaller Dole reports Q4 loss

A much-smaller Dole Food Co. reported a fourth-quarter loss and lower profits in 2012. The Westlake Village-based produce giant sold its worldwide packaged foods and Asian fresh foods business to Itochu Corp. out of Japan for $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year. With its packaged-foods business sold, the new Dole has a much smaller Read More →

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