Abel & Cole joins William Jackson Food Group

On 10th October, our client William Jackson Food Group acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Abel & Cole Holdings Limited, the online organic food delivery business. Founded nearly 25 years ago, Abel & Cole now delivers a wide range of groceries to 50,000 homes across the country every week. The company employs 450 staff and works with …

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Sale of Cranberry Foods to Faccenda Group

On 1st May, our client, Cranberry Foods, was acquired by Faccenda Group, one of the UK’s leading poultry suppliers. Cranberry Foods, the UK’s second biggest turkey producer, supplies the UK’s leading supermarkets, and food service sector. The company has 750 employees and a turnover of c£100m. Its factory sites include processing plants in Scropton, Derbyshire and Abergavenny, South Wales while …

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Sale of United Coffee to UCC

On 23rd April, our client CapVest Ltd, announced the sale of United Coffee (formerly Drie Mollen) to UCC Holdings Limited. United Coffee is the largest independent coffee business in Europe with leading market positions in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain and a growing presence in France and Scandinavia. The transaction is expected to be completed in the early summer. …

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Cloetta AB – Disposal of Belgian distribution business

We were pleased to advise our client, Cloetta AB, on the sale of its Belgian distribution business to German confectioner, Katjes International, as part of its strategy to focus on core brands and key markets following the merger with Leaf in December last year. Katjes will continue to sell and distribute Cloetta owned brands in Belgium

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Premier Foods sale of the Irish Brands

Hot on the heels of the sale of Brookes Avana, our client, Premier Foods, confirmed the sale of its four Irish Brands comprising Chivers, Gateaux, McDonnells and the Erin licence to The Boyne Valley Group for a gross cash consideration of €41.4 million. This sale underlines Premier’s determination to focus on its power brands to help restore profitable growth quickly. In addition, …

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Premier Foods sale of Brookes Avana

Our client, Premier Foods, has announced the disposal of the Brookes Avana business, comprising RF Brookes chilled foods and Avana Bakeries, to the 2 Sisters Food Group, for a cash consideration of £30 million. In selling this predominantly private label chilled business, Premier Foods has taken an important step in streamlining its portfolio to focus investment behind its leading grocery …

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