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BDI Selling Naturnalia Pet Foods (Read All b4 bidding!)

Postby Neu Engollon » Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:40 pm

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BDI looking to sell division Naturnalia Pet Foods to the best, highest bidder.


After a lot of closed door meetings over several months, the Board of BDI, led by Franz Toft, has decided to sell off their pet foods division. While Naturnalia Pet Foods has remained a profitable venture, the company has decided that they no longer want to continue to focus on pet foods, instead shifting resources to their beverage, hospitality, entertainment, and restaurant divisions. It has been evident for some time that no new innovation was emanating from the company, and the R&D subdivision had been greatly shrunk over the years. New products were in development with the R&D division of Naturnalia before being shelved during the budget freeze such as treats, raw frozen diets, toys, small pet diet lines (rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, reptiles), and more recipes of cat and dog dry kibble and canned food.

While still a very known and trusted brand, Naturnalia has not quite remained current and fresh in comparison to the competition, although many say that with true quality like that which Naturnalia provides, no innovation is necessary to keep it relevant. That being said, BDI is no longer interested in maintaining or improving this division or acquiring any other pet food brands.

BDI will begin receiving proposals from bidders who will best represent the ideals of Naturnalia and its founder, Gianni DiMasso.





Naturnalia is currently a division of Burgunden Diversified Industries.
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THE TERMS


  • The Bidders must outline their intentions, agree to the stipulations for the sale, and conduct themselves in a professional manner, as well as offering a reasonable sum to make it worth BDI's time to hear out said proposals and counter-proposals.


  • The BDI transition negotiation team will inform all interested parties of any new bids received so that they may be able to make a counter-proposal in a fair amount of time or decline to further negotiate.


  • Brand and logos become property of the new owners, with the ability to improve upon said brands, packaging, and marketing, as well as develop new product lines, including the ones mentioned being shelved in the R&D division.


  • All directly Naturnalia owned outlet locations within Neu Engollon, and overseas, become assets of the new owners upon confirmation of the sale, with limited franchisee rights maintained. Vendor relations will be retained unless vendors choose to void contracts, or new ownership decides the vendor is not cost efficient to operations.


  • The DiMasso family will retain their 7% stake control within the company, while BDI will retain a further 8% stake. An additional 10% stake is owned by various other share holders, with no single share holder owning more than 3% stake, aside from the DiMasso family and BDI; with a combined total of 25% stake not transferring to the new owners.

    A member of the DiMasso family will retain a seat on the Executive Board, to also represent BDI, for five years after the sale, with stake ownership, terms, and buyouts of the remaining stakes re-negotiable within 2 years.


  • While it is expected that the new winning bid company will want to fill their own personnel in the top executive positions; mid-level management, production, distribution, sales, marketing, IT, customer service, R&D, and all other Naturnalia Pet Foods internal divisions must retain at least 75% of original workforce, with personnel only terminated from employment if they choose to quit, retire, or are in egregious violation of employee conduct agreements or violation of felony laws within their jurisdictions.

    Should any original existing employees from before the change of ownership be physically unable to continue to perform their original position tasks, reasonable accommodations must be made to find a new position within the company for these newly disabled employees. If no new duties can be found to match the employee's skill set, a reasonable severance package must be provided along with assistance in finding new employment.

    New hires may, of course, be employed at the discretion of the new owners.


  • Headquarters will move from Ciavno, Tavino, Neu Engollon to wherever the new owners deem it best. BDI will transition most operational offices out of Neu Engollon, except for localized regional production and distribution, to the new parent company's desired location.

    As mentioned, existing production facilities will be maintained in the founder nation of Neu Engollon, while those facilities in other nations will be discussed with the Board before closure. Of course, the new owners are able to open any additional facilities they see fit in any location deemed necessary to maintain and expand operations.


  • A new retailing and informational website will be developed by the new owners, with maintenance and operating costs assumed by them, along with transitional costs covered from the original hosting server and any transition, IT/Development team, and equipment transferal costs.


  • Failure to meet terms of the acquisition within 8 months means that the Naturnalia Pet Foods line sale will be negated and the assets will revert back to BDI, with BDI retaining half the sale cost and compensating the other half to the failed owners.


  • Bidding will be frozen at exactly 2 weeks from the time of the start of the process and starts at 18 Billion NSD. However, if BDI has decided that a suitable bid has not been submitted within that time, then they may terminate negotiations or re-open bidding.

    Bids may be submitted in writing to Gianni DiMasso, CEO of Naturnalia and BDI VP of Pet Foods Division; as well as the BDI Division Transition Team.



First and foremost, only proposals put in IC formatted letters will be considered. Don't waste our time, yours and mine. OOC, one-liner bid/proposals will be ignored.

Subsequent bids can be known to all parties, but it must not be assumed that one is privy to the initial communication between BDI and another bidder. Instead, what can be assumed is that the BDI negotiation team will promptly communicate to all interested parties that a higher bid has been received, if not the details of said bid. Along with that, re-submitting a bid to match or surpass others should still be put in IC letter format. Restating your initial bid is not necessary, but outlining additional terms to 'sweeten the pot', is of course logical. All in IC format.

Once confirmation of sale to the winning bidder, that player must create a new storefront within 4 months, but has the ability to accept sales on the original storefront within that time.

As stated above, all those terms are valid and reasonable. Should the winning bid player CTE, or fail to maintain Naturnalia, along with a new storefront creation, it will revert back to me.
Maintaining the new storefront would mean that all purchase and franchise requests are responded to within a reasonable (preferably IC), timely manner with no greater a gap than a month from customer post to storefront owner response. I will try to TG/DM the new owner first should this become an issue.

Factories and distribution facilities must be retained in the NE market. Other existing facilities are negotiable. New facilities established at new owner's discretion.

The workforce cannot be replaced entirely. However, with many operations transferring overseas, other than localized production and distro, it is likely that many Neu Engollians and Teremarans will leave the company or retire from the industry rather than relocate to retain their positions within the company. This of course would open up job opportunities for local citizens in the nation of the winning bidder to replace those lost to transition attrition.

$18 Billion asking opener bid is based upon the sale of P&G Pet Foods (Iams, Eukanaba, Natura, etc.) to Mars for just under $3 Billion, and then taking into account the additional factors of NS inflated pricing, as well as the current multiversal expansion of Naturnalia on a scale well beyond the RL pet food market. Don't get ridiculous in trying to trump the bid. I'm looking more for the person who will best maintain and improve upon the brand, not who will throw the most fake NS money my way. Although, a nice pay day for BDI would be a great bonus.

Editing of the statement of terms is likely to occur, as I, and others, find errors in the OP. Questions will be taken via TG or Discord.

If I don't pick your bid, please don't take it personally. I'm taking a lot more into consideration than how close we are, OOC.
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Postby New Visayan Islands » Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:48 am

Letter of Intent on Bidding Participation


Burgunden Diversified Industries
Burgunden, Zurich Canton
Neu Engollon

For the attention of Mr Gianni DiMasso
Chief Executive Officer
Naturnalia Pet Foods

We at King's Head Consortium hereby present this Letter of Intent on Bidding Participation to express our intent to show our interest in the competition for the sale of Naturnalia Pet Foods, a bidding that has been presented in the night of October 31st, which accounting for time zones would be the small hours of the morning of November 1st here in the Confederation. As our company is well-acquainted with the sale of supplies, both for pets and their handlers, I present the bid from King's Head Consortium amounting to twenty-four billion Universal Standard Dollars (USD 24000000000).

For this, we would like to inform you of our complete sufficiency to the requirements of BDI and our compliance to the terms presented in this bid. Attached to this letter is our proposals made to comply with aforementioned terms. We hope for a swift response.

Sincerely,
(Sgd.)
Atty. Charles Henry Du, JD, MBA
President, King's Head Consortium
277 Salvador St S, Labangon, Cebu City, DH, Visayan Confederation
Email: charleshadu@kingshead.com.cv
Proposals from King's Head Consortium

  • The Consortium, as mentioned in the cover letter, offers a total of USD 24 billion for the bid.
  • The Consortium intends to maintain existing vendor relations with outlets directly owned by Naturnalia prior to the sale, subject to a review six months after confirmation of sale.
  • The Consortium intends to fully comply with workforce requirements as stipulated.
  • Upon confirmation of sale, Naturnalia Headquarters will be moved to Cebu City, DH, Visayan Confederation.
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To: Atty. Charles Henry Du, JD, MBA, PresidentKing's Head Consortium, Visayan Confederation (New Visayan Islands)
From: Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team



Mr. Du,

We have received your bid for Naturnalia Pet Foods. It is a solid bid, although some details and confirmations of some stipulations of the sale would still need to be confirmed. The ones you have confirmed are promising. We will be in touch and our legal team will work out the details with yours in preparation for a possible acceptance. For now, your bid has been properly affirmed and logged. We will keep you updated as to the progress of the process and any additional bids we may receive in competition with yours.

Sincerely,

Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division
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Postby Valkea » Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:57 am




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Gianni DiMasso
CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods &
Vice President, BDI Pet Foods Division


Mr. DiMasso:

On behalf of Oivio Oyj I would like to present this Letter of Intent expressing our interest in acquiring Naturnalia Pet Foods. We believe that it will be a valuable addition to our company's lineup of brands, allowing us to enter the pet foods industry with an established brand, as well as provide greater growth and development for Naturnalia Pet Foods in more international markets. As such, we are pleased to submit our bid for this purchase, which amounts to thirty-one billion NationStates Dollars (NSD 31,000,000,000).

In accordance with this bid, we also submit the following proposals with respect to the terms of the bid:

  • Oivio Oyj will be offering NSD 31,000,000,000 for the purchase of 75% equity in Naturnalia Pet Foods (as mentioned above), with retention of the remaining shares to Burgunden Diversified Industries, the DiMasso family, and other shareholders as stipulated in the terms of the bid.
  • Naturnalia Pet Foods' headquarters will be moved to the Oivio Oyj corporate headquarters in Ervasti, Järvimaa, Valkea. The old headquarters in Ciavno, Tavino, Neu Engollon will be repurposed as a regional headquarters.
  • At least 80% of the original workforce will be retained in the restructuring process.
  • Existing outlet locations and production facilities will be retained upon confirmation of the sale.

We do hope that you will consider. If you have any additional questions, concerns, or recommendations, we'll be happy to address them.


Sincerely,

Eerik Leskinen
President and CEO
Oivio Oyj


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The 2 week deadline was hit, but bidding will be extended by one week due to RL circumstances for host and bidders.]


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To: Eerik Leskinen, President & CEO, Oivio Oyj; Valkea
From: Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team



Mr. Leskinen,

We have received your bid for Naturnalia Pet Foods. It is a solid bid, although we will still need to work out some details. Thank you for confirming most of the stipulations of the bid. We will be in touch and our legal team will work out the details with yours in preparation for a possible acceptance.

For now, your bid has been properly affirmed and logged. We will keep you updated as to the progress of the process and any additional bids we may receive in competition with yours. In accordance with this, we have also informed King's Head Consortium of your bid in fairness to them to see if they would like to outbid your company with a counter-bid. Should they do so, or we receive an additional bid from another corporate suiter, you will be duly informed of such developments.

We will keep the communication lines open and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division
and the BDI Division Transition Team
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To: Sawako Shigesada, Group Chairwoman, Shigesada Group Holdings; Xencovia
From: Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team



Ms. Shigesada,

We have received your bid for Naturnalia Pet Foods. It is a solid bid, although we will still need to work out some details. Thank you for confirming the stipulations of the bid. We will be in touch and our legal team will work out the details with yours in preparation for a possible acceptance.

For now, your bid has been properly affirmed and logged. We will keep you updated as to the progress of the process and any additional bids we may receive in competition with yours. In accordance with this, we have also informed King's Head Consortium, and Oivio Oyj, of your bid in fairness to them to see if they would like to outbid your company with a counter-bid. Should they do so, or we receive an additional bid from another corporate suitor, you will be duly informed of such developments.

We will keep the communication lines open and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division
and the BDI Division Transition Team
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Postby New Visayan Islands » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:44 pm

Counteroffer Letter for Bidding


Burgunden Diversified Industries
Burgunden, Zurich Canton
Neu Engollon

For the attention of Mr Gianni DiMasso
Chief Executive Officer, Naturnalia Pet Foods
Vice President, BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team

We at King's Head Consortium hereby present this Counteroffer Letter for Bidding to note our amendment to the initial bid in the competition for the sale of Naturnalia Pet Foods. That being said, I present the amended bid from King's Head Consortium amounting to forty billion Universal Standard Dollars (USD 40000000000).

For this, we would like to inform you of our complete sufficiency to the requirements of BDI and our compliance to the terms presented in this bid. Attached to this letter is our amended list of proposals made to comply with aforementioned terms. We hope for a swift response.

Sincerely,
(Sgd.)
Atty. Charles Henry Du, JD, MBA
President, King's Head Consortium
277 Salvador St S, Labangon, Cebu City, DH, 6000
Confederation of the New Visayan Islands
Email: charleshadu@kingshead.com.cv
Amended list of proposals from King's Head Consortium

  • The Consortium, as mentioned in the cover letter, offers a total of USD 40 billion for the purchase of 75% equity in Naturnalia Pet Foods.
  • The Consortium intends to maintain existing vendor relations with outlets directly owned by Naturnalia prior to the sale, subject to a review six months after confirmation of sale.
  • The Consortium intends to fully comply with workforce requirements as stipulated; the restructuring process is anticipated to retain a minimum of 85% of the original workforce.
  • Upon confirmation of sale, Naturnalia Headquarters will be moved to Cebu City, DH, Visayan Confederation. The former headquarters in Ciavno, Tavino, Neu Engollon will be repurposed as Naturnalia' Global Operations Center.
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Postby Valkea » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:33 pm




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Gianni DiMasso
CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods &
Vice President, BDI Pet Foods Division


Mr. DiMasso:

We have received confirmation of the bid offered by Shigesada Group Holdings as well as the counterbid offered by King's Head Consortium. Accordingly, Oivio Oyj wishes to present a counter-bid, with an offer of forty-eight billion NationStates Dollars (N$D 48,000,000,000). Aside from the revised amount of our offer, our proposals as stated in the previous Letter of Intent will remain unchanged.

Oivio Oyj wishes to reiterate that we are in agreement with all of the stipulations found in the terms of the sale. We do hope that you will consider. If you have any additional questions, concerns, or recommendations, we'll be happy to address them.


Sincerely,

Eerik Leskinen
President and CEO
Oivio Oyj


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To: Atty. Charles Henry Du, JD, MBA, PresidentKing's Head Consortium, Visayan Confederation (New Visayan Islands)
From: Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team



Mr. Du,

We have received your counter offer of 40 Billion USD for Naturnalia Pet Foods. We thank you for your continuing interest and we will keep you updated on the progress of negotiations.

We have also informed Shigesada Group, and Oivio Oyj, of your bid in fairness to them to see if they would like to outbid your company with a counter-offer. Should they do so, or we receive an additional bid from another corporate suitor, you will be duly informed of such developments.

We will keep the communication lines open and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division
and the BDI Division Transition Team
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To: Eerik Leskinen, President & CEO, Oivio Oyj; Valkea
From: Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team



Mr. Leskinen,

We have received your counter offer of 48 Billion NSD for Naturnalia Pet Foods. We thank you for your continuing interest and we will keep you updated on the progress of negotiations.

We have also informed Shigesada Group, and King's Head Consortium, of your bid in fairness to them to see if they would like to outbid your company with a counter-offer. Should they do so, or we receive an additional bid from another corporate suitor, you will be duly informed of such developments.

We will keep the communication lines open and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division
and the BDI Division Transition Team
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To: Sawako Shigesada, Group Chairwoman, Shigesada Group Holdings; Xencovia
From: Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division & BDI Division Transition Team



Ms. Shigesada,


We have received your counter offer of 49.5 Billion NSD for Naturnalia Pet Foods. We thank you for your continuing interest and we will keep you updated on the progress of negotiations.
Also, your offer of a substantial pension to Naturnalia employees, past, current, and future, is most generous and is also taken into consideration.

We have also informed Oivio Oyj, and King's Head Consortium, of your bid, as well as pension plan offering, in fairness to them to see if they would like to outbid your company with a counter-offer. Should they do so, or we receive an additional bid from another corporate suitor, you will be duly informed of such developments.

We will keep the communication lines open and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Gianni DiMasso, CEO, Naturnalia Pet Foods & VP of BDI Pet Foods Division
and the BDI Division Transition Team
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