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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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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PK Food Concepts sells food-to-go manufacturing facility to Greencore

Our client, PK Food Concepts, a portfolio company of Stage Capital, has sold its food-to-go activity and manufacturing facility located in West Drayton to Greencore. The 40,000sqm facility, which produces hot and cold food-to-go products for customers in the retail, foodservice, travel and leisure channels, will provide Greencore with the additional manufacturing capacity it needs to meet its growth targets …

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Calder Foods acquired by Flagship Europe

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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Flagship Europe acquires Oliver James Foods

On 7th August, our client, Flagship Europe Limited, acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Oliver James Foods Limited, one of the UK’s leading Sous Vide businesses. Based in Redditch, Worcestershire, and established over 30 years ago, Oliver James produces a wide range of gastro-quality Sous Vide meal solutions for pubs, restaurants, casual dining groups and leisure chains …

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Flagship Europe acquires Proper Pies

On 7th August, our client, Flagship Europe Limited, acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Proper Pies Limited, a specialist producer of high quality pastries and pies. Based in Southam, Warwickshire, and established almost 10 years ago, Proper Pies is an award winning specialist producer of high quality pastries and pies for pubs, restaurants and casual dining groups …

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DCC sale of Allied Logistics

In a second divestiture from its Food & Drink division, our client, DCC plc, has today announced the planned sale of its Allied Logistics business to Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland. Allied Logistics provides ambient and temperature controlled consumer storage and distribution services in Ireland and the acquisition will give Musgrave access to a highly efficient frozen supply chain. The sale …

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DCC sale of Robert Roberts & Kelkin brands

On 30th September our client, DCC plc, announced the planned disposal of Robert Roberts (including Findlater Wine & Spirits) and Kelkin to Valeo Foods, a leading Irish foods group, for a total consideration of €60 million. Robert Roberts is a leading supplier of own brand and agency branded food and beverage products in the indulgence categories, while Kelkin is a …

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Atlantic Foods Group acquired by Flagship Food Group

On 22nd May, our client Atlantic Foods Group Ltd, a leading supplier and manufacturer of menu solutions to the UK foodservice market with annual sales in excess of £50 million, was acquired by the USA based company Flagship Food Group LLC. Flagship Food Group has an annual turnover in excess of $200 million supplying frozen, shelf-stable, and fresh products into …

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