William Jackson sells Aunt Bessie’s to Nomad Foods

Our client, William Jackson & Son Limited, today announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell Aunt Bessie’s Limited to Nomad Foods Limited, the leading frozen foods company, for approximately £210 million. Aunt Bessie’s is a leading frozen food company in the UK where it manufactures, distributes and sells a range of branded frozen food products. The Aunt …

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Sale of Essential Cuisine to Solina Group

On 9th May 2018, Solina Group announced the completion of the acquisition of our client, Essential Cuisine Limited, from Nigel Crane, Neil Corlett and Jamie McGregor, the shareholders of the Company. Headquartered in Winsford, UK, Essential Cuisine has a leading position in the UK foodservice market through a range of kitchen-made quality products such as stocks, jus and gravies. Essential …

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Greencore sells 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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