Vibrant Foods acquires Fudco

On 8th April, our client Vibrant Foods announced the acquisition of Fudco, a leading UK premium nuts and spices business. Fudco, founded in 1979, began with a single retail store on Ealing Road, Wembley, serving quality foods to the community, and has since become the UK’s leading premium Asian foods brand; the portfolio comprises nuts, spices, dried fruits, pulses, speciality …

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Vibrant Foods acquires Everest Dairies

On 11th March, our client Vibrant Foods announced the acquisition of Everest Dairies, the UK’s largest paneer manufacturer. Everest Dairies, based at its manufacturing facility in Leicester, was founded by Haroon Shaikh and Inayat Fatiwala in 1997. Everest is the leading UK brand in its categories, with its high-quality paneer cheese (a fresh, non-aged, non-melting soft cheese commonly used in …

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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 TRS Foods to Exponent Private Equity

On 25th November 2019, the sale of our client TRS Foods (“TRS”) to Exponent Private Equity was completed. TRS, founded in 1959 by TR Suterwalla, and since 1972 owned and managed by his five sons, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of South Asian ethnic foods which are sold under the TRS brand in the UK and internationally. The TRS …

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Sale of WT Foods

WT Foods, a leading ethnic and speciality foods supplier and an investee company of Bridgepoint Capital, has been acquired by GraceKennedy, the Jamaica based group which has interests in food trading, retail and distribution, banking, insurance and money services sectors. Stamford Partners acted as sole financial advisor to management and Bridgepoint Capital.

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Sale of Noon Group to Kerry Group

Noon Group, a subsidiary of the ethnic foods group WT Foods which is an investee company of Bridgepoint Capital, has been acquired by  Kerry Group. Stamford Partners advised WT Foods on this transaction.

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