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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The Grocer magazine – 28 October 2013

Damian Thornton: Stamford’s deal driver (by Guy Montague-Jones) With trade, private equity and overseas players all looking to make M&A investments in the food and drink sector, it’s looking like another strong year for the corporate finance brigade. And none more so than Stamford Partners, which has worked on seven deals worth about £750m in the year to date, including …

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Whitworths acquired by Equistone

On 11th September 2013 our client, European Capital, announced the sale of Whitworths to Equistone for £90 million, realising proceeds of c£60 million. Whitworths is a UK based supplier of branded and private label wholefoods such as dried fruit, nuts and seeds. It is the clear category leader in the UK’s healthy snacking and home baking markets, both of which …

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Rutland Partners invests in Bernard Matthews

On 3rd September our client, Rutland Partners, the specialist turnaround and restructuring investor, announced the completion of a major investment in Bernard Matthews to support the future growth and development of the business. Bernard Matthews is the market leading producer of turkey in the UK, operating across 50 farms and 4 processing facilities, handling circa 7 million birds per annum. …

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Investcorp acquires Tyrrells

On 1st August 2013, our client Investcorp acquired Tyrrells Potato Crisps, a leading UK manufacturer of premium hand cooked potato and vegetable crisps and snacks, from Langholm Capital for £100 million. Founded at Tyrrells Court Farm, Herefordshire, in 2002, Tyrrells has grown its UK distribution rapidly and has also expanded internationally, with markets such as Germany, France, the Netherlands and …

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Atlantic Foods Group acquired by Flagship Food Group

On 22nd May, our client Atlantic Foods Group Ltd, a leading supplier and manufacturer of menu solutions to the UK foodservice market with annual sales in excess of £50 million, was acquired by the USA based company Flagship Food Group LLC. Flagship Food Group has an annual turnover in excess of $200 million supplying frozen, shelf-stable, and fresh products into …

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