Sale of Greencore cakes and desserts business to Bright Blue Foods

Our client, Greencore Group plc (‘Greencore’), the leading international convenience food business, today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its cakes and desserts business in Hull to Bright Blue Foods Ltd (‘BBF’), one of the UK’s leading ambient cake manufacturers. BBF was acquired in September 2015 by private equity investor, Endless LLP. The combined company will have …

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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 Froosh to Fazer Group

Today Fazer Group announced the acquisition of Froosh AB, the leading Nordic smoothie brand, from our client, Unilever Ventures. Fazer Group is an international family-owned company offering quality bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café services. The acquisition of Froosh is a perfect strategic fit for Fazer’s future growth and internationalisation plans, supporting its expansion …

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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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Sale of Moy Park to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

Our client, Moy Park, announced today that it was acquired by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Pilgrim’s Pride), the leading US-based poultry and prepared foods supplier, from JBS S.A. for an enterprise value of c£1.0bn. Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 10 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. With 13 processing …

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William Jackson sells MyFresh Wigan to Agrial

Our client, William Jackson Food Group, today announced the sale of the Wigan-based fresh prepared salads business of MyFresh Prepared Produce (MyFresh Wigan) to Agrial, the French diversified cooperative and owner of the leading Florette brand. MyFresh Wigan is a leading supplier of fresh prepared salads in bags, bowls and bulk to convenience, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and industrial customers. …

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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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Arla Foods sells Rynkeby Foods to Eckes-Granini

Our client, Arla Foods has today announced the sale of its Nordic juice business Rynkeby Foods to Eckes-Granini, the leading producer of branded fruit-based beverages in Europe. Rynkeby Foods is the leading Nordic manufacturer of juice and cordials, selling more than 130 million litres of beverages for consumers primarily in Denmark, Sweden and Finland under the Rynkeby® and God Morgon® …

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Natural Balance Foods combines with Lotus Bakeries

Our client, Natural Balance Foods (“NBF”), the pioneering British wholefood company revolutionising mainstream snacking with its Nākd and Trek brands, has announced that it has entered into a long term strategic partnership with Lotus Bakeries (“Lotus”) through the sale of a 67% stake held by external investors. Lotus, headquartered in Belgium, focuses on producing authentic sweet snacking specialities, and sells …

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Capital investment for Lily’s Kitchen

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.

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