AMSTERDAM - Two hedge funds last week called for Ahold here to take "drastic action" and divest all of its U.S. operations. Paulson & Co., New York, and Centaurus Capital, London, said they have acquired a 6.4% stake in Ahold's stock and have begun "investigating options to create value for the benefit of various Ahold stakeholders." The companies previously were reported to have accumulated a stake of less than 5% in Ahold and were said to be seeking a breakup of the company, but last ...

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