Hilton Food Group to acquire Foppen

On 10th December it was announced that Hilton Food Group has agreed to acquire Dutch Seafood Company B.V., trading as Foppen, for an enterprise value of €90m Foppen is a leading international manufacturer of branded and private label premium smoked salmon products with major retailers in the US and the Netherlands as key customers, both territories in which Foppen is …

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Sale of Saxon Foods to Tuber Group

On 5th November 2021, Tuber Group completed the acquisition of Saxon Foods, a subsidiary of our client Abbeydale Food Group. Saxon Foods is a plant-based convenience foods manufacturer offering a range of allergen free frozen products including jacket potatoes, mint and chilli peas, mushy pea pots, potato skins, healthy baked chips, and curry sauce pots. Having acquired Country Chef in …

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Ferrero to acquire Burton’s Biscuit Company

On 1st June it was announced that Ferrero has agreed to acquire Burton’s Biscuits Company, one of the UK’s largest independent biscuits manufacturer. Burton’s produces some of the best-loved brands in the UK biscuit market including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Paterson’s and Thomas Fudge’s as well as baking high-quality biscuits for major retailers and global brand partners. The …

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Vibrant Foods acquires Fudco

On 8th April, our client Vibrant Foods announced the acquisition of Fudco, a leading UK premium nuts and spices business. Fudco, founded in 1979, began with a single retail store on Ealing Road, Wembley, serving quality foods to the community, and has since become the UK’s leading premium Asian foods brand; the portfolio comprises nuts, spices, dried fruits, pulses, speciality …

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Vibrant Foods acquires Everest Dairies

On 11th March, our client Vibrant Foods announced the acquisition of Everest Dairies, the UK’s largest paneer manufacturer. Everest Dairies, based at its manufacturing facility in Leicester, was founded by Haroon Shaikh and Inayat Fatiwala in 1997. Everest is the leading UK brand in its categories, with its high-quality paneer cheese (a fresh, non-aged, non-melting soft cheese commonly used in …

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Sale of Sco-Fro to Nishimoto Wismettac

On 22nd February, Nishimoto Co., Ltd (“Nishimoto”), via its subsidiary Wismettac Harro Foods Ltd (“Harro Foods”), announced the acquisition of our client, Interlock Investments Ltd and its trading subsidiary Sco-Fro Group Ltd (“Sco-Fro”). Sco-Fro is UK’s largest importer of own label noodles, frozen surimi and sushi, supplying predominantly the major retailers in UK. The company was established in 1975 by …

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Pasta Evangelists acquired by Barilla

On 14th January, our client Pasta Evangelists, a UK-based specialist in D2C fresh, artisan pasta and sauces, was acquired by Barilla, the world’s leading pasta company. Founded in 2016, Pasta Evangelists has grown very quickly since its inception thanks to its disruptive ‘omnichannel’ approach, supplying consumers directly via its own website and dark kitchens, as well as serving retailers across …

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