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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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Tangerine Confectionery sells Butterkist to KP Snacks

Our client, Tangerine Confectionery, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group, today announced the sale of its popcorn business, Butterkist to KP Snacks, part of the Intersnack Group, Europe’s leading producer of savoury snacks operating in around 30 European countries. Butterkist, an iconic brand with a 100 year old heritage, is the clear number one popcorn player in the UK’s …

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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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Acquisition of Grenade by Lion Capital

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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Capital investment for Primal Pantry

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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Flagship Europe acquires Calder Foods

On 14th October, our client, Flagship Europe Limited, acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Calder Foods (Manufacturing) Limited, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of chilled food to go products. Based in Carlisle, and established over 20 years ago, Calder Foods produces sandwich fillings, salads, sauces, marinades, dips and mayonnaise under their own brands, Love Fresh and …

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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 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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The Food Doctor acquired by William Jackson Food Group

Our client, William Jackson Food Group (“William Jackson”) has moved into healthy snacking with the purchase of The Food Doctor. Terms were not disclosed. The Food Doctor was founded in 1999 to produce “nutritionally balanced foods” and currently has listings at Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco and Amazon as well as specialist health retail outlets. The company also has a Harley Street …

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