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Product Pruning: Treasury’s Key Role

John Hintze, gtnews | 27 April

Unilever has sold off food brands; General Electronic recently announced the sale of its iconic appliance business and plans to sell most of its finance arm; Hewlett-Packard has been finding new homes for units domestically and abroad; Baxter International is splitting itself in two, creating a new biopharmaceutical company. And the list goes on…

When Less is More: Reasons for Shrinking the Corporate Empire

Peter Williams, gtnews | 23 April

General Electric’s decision to sell the majority of its financial businesses and return to its industrial roots is a stunning example of deliberate downsizing. On April 10, GE announced that it was starting a journey to create a simpler, more valuable company by spinning off much of that financial arm though the sale of most of GE Capital’s assets.

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