Ahold to Sell U.S. Foodservice to Buyout Firms for $7.1 Billion

AMSTERDAM — Ahold here said Wednesday it had reached an agreement to sell its U.S. Foodservice subsidiary to private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $7.1 billion — a price that well exceeded the $5 billion figure some analysts had expected. The deal, which requires shareholder approval and antitrust clearance, is expected to close in the second half of the year, Ahold said. USF is the second largest food-service distributor in the

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