Ferrero to acquire Burton’s Biscuit Company

On 1st June it was announced that Ferrero has agreed to acquire Burton’s Biscuits Company, one of the UK’s largest independent biscuits manufacturer. Burton’s produces some of the best-loved brands in the UK biscuit market including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Paterson’s and Thomas Fudge’s as well as baking high-quality biscuits for major retailers and global brand partners. The …

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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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Partnership agreement between Unilever and Aviko Rixona for development of manufacturing facility in Stavenhagen, Germany

On 25th September 2020, our client, Unilever, announced it is seeking a strategic partnership for the development of its manufacturing facility in Stavenhagen, Germany with Aviko Rixona, the leading producer of dehydrated potato granules and potato flakes, a subsidiary of Royal Cosun, an international agro-industrial cooperative dedicated to the manufacturing of plant-based solutions for food, feed and non-food applications and …

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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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Partnership agreement between Unilever and Menz & Gasser for development of manufacturing facility in Sanguinetto, Italy

On 26th November 2019, our client, Unilever, announced it has reached a partnership agreement for the development of its manufacturing facility in Sanguinetto, Italy with Menz & Gasser, the Italian manufacturer of jams and semi-processed products. The agreement involves the acquisition by Menz & Gasser of the production plant and the expansion of production through a long-term supply contract guaranteed …

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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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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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