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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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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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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Rebel Kitchen investment in Unoco

Our client, Rebel Kitchen, has acquired a majority stake in Unoco (Better Fresh Ltd) for an undisclosed consideration. Unoco is a UK leader in premium, raw coconut water. The acquisition will complement Rebel Kitchen’s existing product range.

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DCC sale of Bottle Green

In a third and final divestiture from its Food & Drink division, our client, DCC plc, has today announced the sale of its Bottle Green business to Kingsland Drinks. Bottle Green, located in Leeds, is a leading broadly based wine supplier and distributor which has been successfully servicing the UK wine market for over 20 years with innovative products and …

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Egeria sells United Dutch Breweries

Our client Egeria has today announced the sale of United Dutch Breweries (“UDB”) to the Dutch investment company Gimv, in partnership with UDB’s management. UDB, the Breda-based independent beer group and owner of heritage brands Oranjeboom, 3 Horses, Royal Dutch, and Atlas was created in 1968 through the merger of two of the oldest breweries in Holland: ‘De Drie Hoefijzers’ …

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Sale of United Coffee to UCC

On 23rd April, our client CapVest Ltd, announced the sale of United Coffee (formerly Drie Mollen) to UCC Holdings Limited. United Coffee is the largest independent coffee business in Europe with leading market positions in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain and a growing presence in France and Scandinavia. The transaction is expected to be completed in the early summer. …

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Sale of Olland Sweden

The business and assets of Olland Sweden, owned by Drie Mollen, have been acquired by Amica, a subsidiary of Oz Karl Fazer. Stamford Partners acted as sole financial advisor on this transaction.

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