U.S. Foodservice Cancels Offering

It didn't take long for U.S. Foodservice to be at the center of controversy again. The food-service distribution business, which is in the process of being spun from Ahold to new private owners in a $7.1 billion deal, last week canceled a bond offering that was to pay for the acquisition when bond traders rejected the offer as too risky. While officials from Ahold here last week insisted

AMSTERDAM — It didn't take long for U.S. Foodservice to be at the center of controversy again.

The food-service distribution business, which is in the process of being spun from Ahold to new private owners in a $7.1 billion deal, last week canceled a bond offering that was to pay for the acquisition when bond traders rejected the offer as too risky.

While officials from Ahold here last week insisted the postponed offering would not interfere with the transaction, which

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