Sale of Belazu Ingredient Company to William Jackson Food Group

On 27th November 2018, the William Jackson Food Group announced the acquisition of our client, Belazu Ingredient Company (“Belazu”) from George Bennell, Adam Wells, Charlie Hodges and other members of the management team. Headquartered in London, Belazu employs around 160 people and supplies fine dining restaurants, casual dining chains, major retailers and leading UK food manufacturers with premium, authentic Mediterranean …

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Essential Cuisine acquired by 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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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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SFK Food acquired by Solina Group

On 27th August, our client, Odin Equity Partners, announced their intention to divest their food ingredient business, SFK Food, to the Solina Group. SFK Food is the leading innovative blend developer and supplier of spices, herbs, marinades and functional ingredients in Denmark for the meat, fish and poultry industries. SFK Food has long-standing relationships with both retail and industry customers …

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Acquisition of Diana Group by Symrise

On 12th April our client, Symrise, announced its proposed acquisition of Diana Group, from Ardian for €1,300 million, subject to Workers’ council approval and clearance by antitrust authorities. Diana is a world leader in natural functional solutions for the food, pet food, nutraceuticals, aquaculture and cosmetics industries, and technology leader in plant cell culture, dedicated to the production of active …

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Whitworths acquired by Equistone

Whitworths an investee company of European Capital has been acquired by Equistone Partners Europe. On Wednesday 11th September our client, European Capital, announced the sale of Whitworths to Equistone for £90 million, realising proceeds of c£60 million. Whitworths is a UK based supplier of branded and private label wholefoods such as dried fruit, nuts and seeds. It is the clear …

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Acquisition of Meneba

Meneba, the Dutch grain processing company and an investee company of CVC Capital Partners, has been acquired by Bencis Capital Partners. Stamford Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Bencis Capital Partners.

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