AMSTERDAM — U.S. Foodservice, the subsidiary at the root of so many of Ahold's problems, may now be part of the solution.
Ahold said it will sell the Columbia, Md.-based company to a consortium led by private equity funds Clayton, Dubilier Rice and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts for $7.1 billion. The retailer will use proceeds to pay down more than $2.7 billion in debt, while returning another $4 billion to shareholders in the form of company share buybacks, said Anders Moberg, Ahold's outgoing ...
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