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(Revised from original 2001 version)
Eskimo Pie Corporation (Abridged)
In early 1991, Reynolds Metals, the makers of aluminum products, decided to sell its holding of Eskimo Pie, a marketer of branded frozen novelties. Reynolds had an offer from Nestle to acquire Eskimo Pie. However, Reynolds decided instead to make an initial public offering of Eskimo Pie shares.