The United States is known for producing many of the world’s leading companies, whether in the realm of technology, food, clothing, and everything in between. Despite the fact that a lot of the most well known American brands were founded in the U.S., many of them have actually been sold to investors outside of the country. However, in some cases, these purchases have saved the company from shuttering. These are some of the most well known companies that are no longer American-owned.
Ben & Jerry’s
In 2000, beloved Vermont-founded ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announced that it was purchased by London-based Unilever. The company was bought by the conglomerate for $326 million, after it won the bidding war against two other companies that were interested in the ice cream company.
Originally headquartered in Miami, the fast food giant Burger King was acquired by Canadian company Restaurant Brands International in the year 2020. Burger King then merged with another Canadian giant, Tim Horton’s, although it still does receive funding from 3G Capital, a New York City investment firm.