John Paulson's Latest Bet: Doubling Down On Cadbury

John Paulson’s hedge fund Paulson & Co has doubled down on their Cadbury (CBY) stake. According to UK disclosures, Paulson emphatically boosted his stake in Cadbury to 2.1% of the company as he purchased 14.8 million shares at a price of 759.59 pence each in the UK market and he now owns a total of 28.5 million shares. This means he bought 112 million pounds sterling (or $187 million) worth of shares. Cadbury of course was the recent subject of a bid from Kraft Foods (KFT) to take over the company. Paulson seems to be wagering that not only will a buyout happen, but it will come at a higher bid.

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