Pasta Evangelists acquired by Barilla

On 14th January, our client Pasta Evangelists, a UK-based specialist in D2C fresh, artisan pasta and sauces, was acquired by Barilla, the world’s leading pasta company. Founded in 2016, Pasta Evangelists has grown very quickly since its inception thanks to its disruptive ‘omnichannel’ approach, supplying consumers directly via its own website and dark kitchens, as well as serving retailers across …

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Wessanen to acquire Little Lunch

On 15th October, it was announced that Wessanen and the shareholders of Little Lunch have signed an agreement for the purchase of 100% of the business. Founded in 2014, Little Lunch has developed into the market leader in the German market for organic soup. Over the years, the range has grown and now also includes meal makers and sauces. All …

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Danone to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water Brands Ltd

On 26th February it was announced that Danone will acquire a majority stake in our client Harrogate Water, owner of one of Britain’s fastest growing water brands and number 1 in the Out of Home bottled water category. Harrogate Water is the owner of the award-winning British water brand “Harrogate Spring Water”, one of the UK’s leading bottled water brands, …

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BOL Foods receives capital investment

Our client, BOL Foods, has completed a growth capital investment from a group of private investors. BOL Foods was founded in 2015 by former leaders at Innocent Drinks with the aim of making it easy for busy people to eat well. Since an epiphany in 2017, BOL has been on a journey to inspire people to eat more plants, removing …

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Sale of TRS Foods to Exponent Private Equity

On 25th November 2019, the sale of our client TRS Foods (“TRS”) to Exponent Private Equity was completed. TRS, founded in 1959 by TR Suterwalla, and since 1972 owned and managed by his five sons, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of South Asian ethnic foods which are sold under the TRS brand in the UK and internationally. The TRS …

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Minority investment in Peter’s Yard by Lotus Bakeries

Our client, Peter’s Yard, makers of Swedish style artisan sourdough crispbread, has received a minority investment from Lotus Bakeries, the Belgian-based producer of sweet and healthy snacks. The capital investment will allow the company to build brand awareness, expand the consumer base and product range and scale the team.

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Kiddylicious acquired by Lotus Bakeries

On 26th July 2018, Lotus Bakeries (“Lotus”) announced the acquisition of our client, Kiddylicious, the innovative British food company that creates delicious, nutritious, portion-controlled snacks and meals for growing babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Founded by Sally Preston in 2009, Kiddylicious is the fastest growing brand in the UK baby food market and has become a must-stock brand for all major …

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Primal Pantry receives capital investment

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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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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