Colgate-Palmolive disposal of Genie & Scel-O-frais

Our client, Colgate-Palmolive, has sold the Génie and Scel-O-Frais brands to Bolton Group for an undisclosed consideration. Génie and Scel-O-Frais are heritage French household brands with strong reputation and consumer awareness in the hand-wash laundry detergents and plastic film segments respectively. The disposals are in line with Colgate-Palmolive’s strategy to focus on its core strategic brands and product portfolio.

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Sale of Unilever’s Mazola brand

Our client, Unilever, has announced today that it has agreed to sell its Mazola Oils brand in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Peter Kölln KGaA for an undisclosed consideration. Mazola is a high quality edible oils brand with leading market positions and strong brand equity. The sale is in line with Unilever’s global strategy to sharpen its focus within its …

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DCC disposal of Allied Logistics

In a second divestiture from its Food & Drink division, our client, DCC plc, has today announced the planned sale of its Allied Logistics business to Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland.  Allied Logistics provides ambient and temperature controlled consumer storage and distribution services in Ireland and the acquisition will give Musgrave access to a highly efficient frozen supply chain.  The sale …

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DCC disposal of Robert Roberts & Kelkin brands

On 30th September our client, DCC plc, announced that it had reached an agreement on the disposal of Robert Roberts (including Findlater Wine & Spirits) and Kelkin to Valeo Foods, a leading Irish foods group, for a total consideration of €60 million. Robert Roberts is a leading supplier of own brand and agency branded food and beverage products in the …

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SFK Food to be acquired by Solina Group

On 27th August, our client, Odin Equity Partners, announced their intention to divest their food ingredient business, SFK Food, to the Solina Group. SFK Food is the leading innovative blend developer and supplier of spices, herbs, marinades and functional ingredients in Denmark for the meat, fish and poultry industries. SFK Food has long-standing relationships with both retail and industry customers …

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Symrise acquires Diana Group from Ardian

On 12th April our client, Symrise, announced its proposed acquisition of Diana Group, from Ardian for €1,300 million, subject to Workers’ council approval and clearance by antitrust authorities. Diana is a world leader in natural functional solutions for the food, pet food, nutraceuticals, aquaculture and cosmetics industries, and technology leader in plant cell culture, dedicated to the production of active …

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H2 Equity Partners acquires Oerlemans Foods

On 7th March 2014, H2 Equity Partners announced they had entered into an agreement with VION Food Group for the intended acquisition of Oerlemans Foods. Oerlemans Foods is a specialised manufacturer and supplier of frozen fresh vegetables, fruit and potato products. The company has a turnover of approx. €135m and employs 740 staff. With a range of over 1,000 products …

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The Billington Group acquires TSC Foods

On 3rd February our client Edward Billington and Son Ltd acquired TSC Foods, the Scunthorpe based manufacturer of quality chilled and frozen products for the Foodservice, Retail & B2B markets and owner of the Glorious! brand.  Supplying the foodservice industry for more than two decades, TSC Foods will become part of The Billington Group joining its existing portfolio of seven …

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