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  • richmondinvestor richmondinvestor May 9, 2006 12:49 PM Flag

    Sara Lee

    Your post regarding the debt that SFD has incurred over the years due to acquisitions is very legitimate. One statement that has appeared several times involving the possible Sara Lee European acquisition involves the use of a joint venture format by adding an outside capital investor group as the financing partner. This indicates to me that SFD has reached their debt limit for the near term. If this acquisition goes through, I suspect that SFD will run the business, but incur little to no debt.