Capital investment for Primal Pantry

Our client, The Primal Pantry, has announced the completion of a growth capital investment from a group of strategic individual investors. The Primal Pantry, is an innovative British company, founded in February 2014, with a vision to make clean eating easier and more accessible for everyone by providing a range of tasty nutritious foods which fully complement a paleo lifestyle. …

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Flagship Europe acquires Calder Foods

On 14th October, our client, Flagship Europe Limited, acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Calder Foods (Manufacturing) Limited, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of chilled food to go products. Based in Carlisle, and established over 20 years ago, Calder Foods produces sandwich fillings, salads, sauces, marinades, dips and mayonnaise under their own brands, Love Fresh and …

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Bridgepoint acquires Peyman

On 1st June 2016, our client Bridgepoint acquired Peyman, the Turkish packaged dried fruit, nuts and seeds producer, from its founders and Esas Holding for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1995 and headquartered in Istanbul, Peyman is a leading player in the Turkish snacks market focusing on the highest growth sub-segment – dried fruits, nuts and seeds (‘DFNS’) – an …

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Sale of Rynkeby Foods to Eckes-Granini

Our client, Arla Foods has today announced the sale of its Nordic juice business Rynkeby Foods to Eckes-Granini, the leading producer of branded fruit-based beverages in Europe. Rynkeby Foods is the leading Nordic manufacturer of juice and cordials, selling more than 130 million litres of beverages for consumers primarily in Denmark, Sweden and Finland under the Rynkeby® and God Morgon® …

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The Food Doctor acquired by William Jackson Food Group

Our client, William Jackson Food Group (“William Jackson”) has moved into healthy snacking with the purchase of The Food Doctor. Terms were not disclosed. The Food Doctor was founded in 1999 to produce “nutritionally balanced foods” and currently has listings at Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco and Amazon as well as specialist health retail outlets. The company also has a Harley Street …

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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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