PAI Partners to acquire Winterbotham Darby to create a leading UK Chilled Food platform

On 9 November, our client, PAI Partners (“PAI”), a leading European private equity firm, announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Addo Food Group (“Addo”), the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, and Winterbotham Darby, one of the most innovative and dynamic chilled food suppliers in the UK, to create a leading UK Chilled Food platform. Market leaders in their respective categories, …

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PAI Partners to acquire Addo Food Group to create a leading UK Chilled Food platform

On 9 November, our client, PAI Partners (“PAI”), a leading European private equity firm, announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Addo Food Group (“Addo”), the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, and Winterbotham Darby, one of the most innovative and dynamic chilled food suppliers in the UK, to create a leading UK Chilled Food platform. Market leaders in their respective categories, …

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Sale of Mr Mallo to the Carly Versele family

On 6th August 2019, it was announced that our client, Perwyn, has entered into a binding agreement in relation to the sale of Mr. Mallo to the entrepreneurial family Carly Versele, together with the management team and Chris de Wolf. Headquartered in Wetteren (Belgium), Mr. Mallo is the leading private label marshmallow manufacturer in Europe. With over €33m of sales …

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Sale of Monviso to Cerea Capital

On Friday 19th January, our client, PM & Partners, announced the sale of the Italian manufacturer of bakery products Monviso, to Cerea Capital, the French private equity investor. Monviso is a leading Italian manufacturer of bread alternatives including rusks, crispbread, breadsticks and pastry with an increasing focus on health and wellness (eg gluten-free, low-salt, no added sugar, palm-oil free). Products …

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Sale of Bart Ingredients Company to Fuchs Group

On 19th October 2017, it was announced that our client, Langholm Capital LLP, had sold portfolio company, Bart Ingredients, to Fuchs Group, Germany’s largest spice producers, for an undisclosed sum. Bart Ingredients is the second largest branded herbs and spices company in the UK. Founded in 1963, the Bristol-based company specialises in the production of cooks ingredients, including herbs, spices, …

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Oerlemans Foods sells potato division to Lamb Weston / Meijer

Our client, Oerlemans Foods, a portfolio company of H2 Equity Partners since 2014, has sold its potato division to Lamb Weston / Meijer, including the sale of the frozen potato processing facility in Broekhuizenvorst with a production capacity of approximately 85,000 tons. Oerlemans is a producer and supplier of freshly frozen vegetables, fruit and potato products. In addition to its …

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Lion Capital acquires Grenade

On 6 March, our client, Lion Capital, acquired Grenade, a fast-growing player in the active nutrition and sports nutrition categories for £72m. The UK sports nutrition market has experienced double digit growth in the past 10 years, and has transitioned from niche to mainstream, largely driven by the increased consumption of high protein products. Between 2010 and 2015, the number …

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Sale of Yarrah Organic Petfood to AAC Capital

Our client, Vendis Capital, today announced the sale of their stake in Yarrah Organic Petfood B.V. , the European market leader in organic pet food, to AAC Capital, a leading Benelux mid-market buyout firm. The management team of Yarrah, led by CEO Bas van Tongeren, will invest alongside AAC. Yarrah is the leading organic pet food brand in Europe with …

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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 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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