Sale of Sco-Fro to Nishimoto Wismettac

On 22nd February, Nishimoto Co., Ltd (“Nishimoto”), via its subsidiary Wismettac Harro Foods Ltd (“Harro Foods”), announced the acquisition of our client, Interlock Investments Ltd and its trading subsidiary Sco-Fro Group Ltd (“Sco-Fro”). Sco-Fro is UK’s largest importer of own label noodles, frozen surimi and sushi, supplying predominantly the major retailers in UK. The company was established in 1975 by …

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Sale of Young’s Seafood to Karro Food Group

On 1 July, our clients, principally Bain Capital, Lion Capital and HPS Investments have reached an agreement for the sale of Young’s Seafood Limited to Karro Food Group, the UK-based pork supply company backed by CapVest. Established in 1805, Young’s is the leading fish & seafood player in the UK with sales of over £545m in 2018 and the number …

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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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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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Sale of Van Geloven to Towerbrook Capital

Our client, Lion Capital has today announced the sale of Van Geloven, the Netherlands-based frozen food producer with leading positions in the Netherlands and Belgium, to TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. (“TowerBrook”) together with management. Tilburg-based Van Geloven supplies a full range of frozen convenience snacks and foods across a diverse brand family, including the iconic Mora brand – the most …

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H2 Equity Partners to acquire Oerlemans Foods

H2 Equity Partners and VION Food Group have entered into an agreement for the intended acquisition of Oerlemans Foods the specialised manufacturer supplier of frozen fresh vegetables, fruit and potato products. Oerlemans Foods is a specialised manufacturer and supplier of frozen fresh vegetables, fruit and potato products. The company has a turnover of approx. €135m and employs 740 staff. With a range of over …

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Rutland Partners acquires Bernard Matthews

Rutland Partners has completed a major investment in Bernard Matthews. On 3rd September our client, Rutland Partners, the specialist turnaround and restructuring investor, announced the completion of a major investment in Bernard Matthews to support the future growth and development of the business. Bernard Matthews is the market leading producer of turkey in the UK, operating across 50 farms and …

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Sale of Cranberry Foods to Faccenda Group

On 1st May, our client, Cranberry Foods, was acquired by Faccenda Group, one of the UK’s leading poultry suppliers. Cranberry Foods, the UK’s second biggest turkey producer, supplies the UK’s leading supermarkets, and food service sector. The company has 750 employees and a turnover of c£100m. Its factory sites include processing plants in Scropton, Derbyshire and Abergavenny, South Wales while …

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