PAI Partners to acquire Addo Food Group and Winterbotham Darby to create a leading UK Chilled Food platform

On 9 November, our client, PAI Partners (“PAI”), a leading European private equity firm, announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Addo Food Group (“Addo”), the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, and Winterbotham Darby, one of the most innovative and dynamic chilled food suppliers in the UK, to create a leading UK Chilled Food platform. Market leaders in their respective categories, …

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Wessanen to acquire Little Lunch

On 15th October, it was announced that Wessanen and the shareholders of Little Lunch have signed an agreement for the purchase of 100% of the business. Founded in 2014, Little Lunch has developed into the market leader in the German market for organic soup. Over the years, the range has grown and now also includes meal makers and sauces. All …

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Partnership agreement between Unilever and Aviko Rixona for development of manufacturing facility in Stavenhagen, Germany

On 25th September 2020, our client, Unilever, announced it is seeking a strategic partnership for the development of its manufacturing facility in Stavenhagen, Germany with Aviko Rixona, the leading producer of dehydrated potato granules and potato flakes, a subsidiary of Royal Cosun, an international agro-industrial cooperative dedicated to the manufacturing of plant-based solutions for food, feed and non-food applications and …

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William Jackson sells The Food Doctor to Euro Food Brands

On 14th July 2020, our client, William Jackson Food Group, completed the sale of The Food Doctor brand to Euro Food Brands. Terms were not disclosed. The Food Doctor was founded by nutritionists in 1999 to produce nutritionally balanced, healthy and wholesome foods. The product range includes healthy bakery products such as pitta bread and wraps as well as healthy …

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Danone to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water Brands Ltd

On 26th February it was announced that Danone will acquire a majority stake in our client Harrogate Water, owner of one of Britain’s fastest growing water brands and number 1 in the Out of Home bottled water category. Harrogate Water is the owner of the award-winning British water brand “Harrogate Spring Water”, one of the UK’s leading bottled water brands, …

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BOL Foods receives capital investment

Our client, BOL Foods, has completed a growth capital investment from a group of private investors. BOL Foods was founded in 2015 by former leaders at Innocent Drinks with the aim of making it easy for busy people to eat well. Since an epiphany in 2017, BOL has been on a journey to inspire people to eat more plants, removing …

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