Rebel Kitchen investment in Unoco

Our client, Rebel Kitchen, has acquired a majority stake in Unoco (Better Fresh Ltd) for an undisclosed consideration. Unoco is a UK leader in premium, raw coconut water. The acquisition will complement Rebel Kitchen’s existing product range.     

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Sale of Valeo Foods’ YR brand to Primeline

Our client, Valeo Foods, has sold the YR brand to Primeline Logistics for an undisclosed consideration. YR is an iconic, heritage Irish brand in the brown sauce market with a strong reputation and great consumer awareness. The disposal is in line with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s requirements following Valeo Foods’ acquisition of Robert Roberts from DCC plc earlier …

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Lily’s Kitchen – latest news

We were delighted that our client, Lily’s Kitchen – producers of high quality, natural and organic pet food – has won Deal of the Year in the sub US$100m category at the 2015 M&A Advisor Awards held in New York on Tuesday 17th November as a result of Catterton’s recent growth capital investment in the company. More recently, Lily’s Kitchen …

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Finlays agrees sale of Horticulture Division

Our client James Finlay Limited (“Finlays”) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Horticulture business, Finlays Horticulture Investments (“Finlays Horticulture”) and its subsidiary companies to an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun”) for an undisclosed sum. Finlays Horticulture is a world class scale, vertically integrated horticultural business active in the growing, processing, marketing and …

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Lotus Bakeries takes majority stake in Natural Balance Foods

Our client, Natural Balance Foods (“NBF”), the pioneering British wholefood company revolutionising mainstream snacking with its Nākd and Trek brands, has announced that it has entered into a long term strategic partnership with Lotus Bakeries (“Lotus”) through the sale of a 67% stake held by external investors. Lotus, headquartered in Belgium, focuses on producing authentic sweet snacking specialities, and sells …

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Oliver James Foods acquired by Flagship Europe

Flagship Europe Limited has today acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Oliver James Foods Limited, one of the UK’s leading Sous Vide business. Based in Redditch, Worcestershire, and established over 30 years ago, Oliver James produces a wide range of gastro-quality Sous Vide meal solutions for pubs, restaurants, casual dining groups and leisure chains across the country. …

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Flagship Europe acquires Proper Pies

Flagship Europe Limited, today acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Proper Pies Limited, a specialist producer of high quality pastries and pies. Based in Southam, Warwickshire, and established almost 10 years ago, Proper Pies is an award winning specialist producer of high quality pastries and pies for pubs, restaurants, and casual dining groups across the country. Proper …

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Lily’s Kitchen receives capital investment from Catterton

Our client, Lily’s Kitchen, a UK leader in premium natural and organic pet foods and one of the overall fastest growing UK consumer brands, has announced the completion of a significant growth capital investment from Catterton, a leading consumer-focused US private equity firm with extensive previous experience in the pet-food industry. Catterton’s investment will be used to support the rapid …

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DCC sale of Bottle Green

In a third and final divestiture from its Food & Drink division, our client, DCC plc, has today announced the sale of its Bottle Green business to Kingsland Drinks. Bottle Green, located in Leeds, is a leading broadly based wine supplier and distributor which has been successfully servicing the UK wine market for over 20 years with innovative products and …

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