Acquisitions News in the Food sector

Wed, 01 Apr 2009: British sandwich supplier Freshway Foods has been sold in what is believed to have been a pre-pack administration....
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Tue, 25 Nov 2008: Cobra Beer, a brand of lager, has been put on the market by its founder, Lord Bilimoria. Rothschild has been hired to seek out potential buyers. Rothschild is thought likely to approa...
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Wed, 28 Feb 2007: Wimpy, the chain of 194 burger outlets, is to be acquired by Famous Brands of South Africa in a deal that values the business at £13m....
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Thu, 08 Feb 2007: Milligans is to sell 15 bakery outlets and its Newcastle factory to North-East Bakeries, creating a combined group with 21 shops and 130 staff....
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Wed, 31 Jan 2007: Finsbury Food is to acquire Lightbody, the Hamilton-based cake manufacturer with about 1,000 staff, for £37.5m....
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Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Brodies, the Edinburgh-based coffee and tea merchant with 30 staff, has been acquired by Massimo Zanetti of Switzerland for undisclosed terms....
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Wed, 17 Jan 2007: Churchill's Handmade Sandwich Company of Nottingham has been bought out of administration by a management team, securing the future of 65 jobs....
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Fri, 12 Jan 2007: Krispy Kreme UK is expected to be acquired Manchester-based private equity firm LDC, and the chain of 28 doughnut outlets will undergo a £5m nat...
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Thu, 21 Dec 2006: William Jackson & Son has acquired Parripak, the Bedfordshire-based vegetable processing company with 230 staff, for undisclosed terms....
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Fri, 03 Nov 2006: Cranswick has acquired Delico, the Milton Keynes-based manufacturer of pre-packed cooked meats, for £17.9m. The purchase consists of £14.3...
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Thu, 26 Oct 2006: United Biscuits, the biscuits and snacks manufacturer with 7,500 staff at sites in Liverpool, Leicester, Rotherham, Ashby, Carlisle and Manchester, is to be acquired by a consortium of private equity firms PAI and Blackstone for £1...
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Thu, 03 Aug 2006: Northern Foods has sold NFT Distribution, the Alfreton-based transport business with 1,200 staff, to a management buy-out backed by Phoenix Equity Par...
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Fri, 23 Jun 2006: Zetar is to acquire Humdinger, the Hull-based dried fruit supplier whose clients include Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons, for up to £...
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Wed, 07 Jun 2006: Robert Wiseman Dairies is to acquire the Newlands Farm fresh milk business, including dairies at Pensilva and Okehampton, from Milk Link for £5....
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Mon, 08 May 2006: Richmond Foods, the ice cream manufacturer with 850 staff, is to be acquired by private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management for £182m. If sha...
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