Oliver James Foods acquired by Flagship Europe

Flagship Europe Limited has today acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Oliver James Foods Limited, one of the UK’s leading Sous Vide business. Based in Redditch, Worcestershire, and established over 30 years ago, Oliver James produces a wide range of gastro-quality Sous Vide meal solutions for pubs, restaurants, casual dining groups and leisure chains across the country. …

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Flagship Europe acquires Proper Pies

Flagship Europe Limited, today acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Proper Pies Limited, a specialist producer of high quality pastries and pies. Based in Southam, Warwickshire, and established almost 10 years ago, Proper Pies is an award winning specialist producer of high quality pastries and pies for pubs, restaurants, and casual dining groups across the country. Proper …

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Lily’s Kitchen receives capital investment from Catterton

Our client, Lily’s Kitchen, a UK leader in premium natural and organic pet foods and one of the overall fastest growing UK consumer brands, has announced the completion of a significant growth capital investment from Catterton, a leading consumer-focused US private equity firm with extensive previous experience in the pet-food industry. Catterton’s investment will be used to support the rapid …

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DCC sale of Bottle Green

In a third and final divestiture from its Food & Drink division, our client, DCC plc, has today announced the sale of its Bottle Green business to Kingsland Drinks. Bottle Green, located in Leeds, is a leading broadly based wine supplier and distributor which has been successfully servicing the UK wine market for over 20 years with innovative products and …

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Lion Capital sells Van Geloven to TowerBrook Capital

Our client, Lion Capital has today announced the sale of Van Geloven, the Netherlands-based frozen food producer with leading positions in the Netherlands and Belgium, to TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. (“TowerBrook”) together with management. Tilburg-based Van Geloven supplies a full range of frozen convenience snacks and foods across a diverse brand family, including the iconic Mora brand – the most …

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Egeria sells United Dutch Breweries

Our client Egeria has today announced the sale of United Dutch Breweries (“UDB”) to the Dutch investment company Gimv, in partnership with UDB’s management. UDB, the Breda-based independent beer group and owner of heritage brands Oranjeboom, 3 Horses, Royal Dutch, and Atlas was created in 1968 through the merger of two of the oldest breweries in Holland: ‘De Drie Hoefijzers’ …

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Sale of Kerryfresh to the management team

In February, our clients Kerry Foods and Kerryfresh, agreed the sale of Kerryfresh to its management team for an undisclosed sum. Kerryfresh is the leading UK direct-to-store supplier of chilled product, focussed on the independent and convenience store segment. The sale was in line with Kerry Foods’ ongoing strategic re-positioning programme and we were delighted to have acted as sole …

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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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