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DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry or environmental sectors. The DIVA consortium is based across 6

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European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

    European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

EU Member States have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach

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Carlsberg Signs New Long-term Revolving Credit Facility

Carlsberg Breweries has entered into a new revolving credit facility of €2 billion maturing in June 2024 with an option to extend the maturity until June 2025/2026. The facility has

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Coca-Cola European Partners Lists on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange

    Coca-Cola European Partners Lists on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler by revenue, generating sales last year of €11.5 billion and operating profit of €1.6 billion, has commenced trading on the Main

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EIB Lends €40 Million to Sodiaal to Fund Research and Innovation

    EIB Lends €40 Million to Sodiaal to Fund Research and Innovation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40 million loan to Sodiaal, the leading dairy co-operative in France and the third largest in Europe, to support the financing of

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The Lakes Distillery Considers Possible IPO

    The Lakes Distillery Considers Possible IPO

The Lakes Distillery, a leading English single malt whisky distillery, is exploring the possibility of seeking admission of its shares to trading on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s market for

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Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

    Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

Nestlé and Coca-Cola have yet again dominated brand rankings in their respective industries, each keeping runners-up at a healthy distance of over US$10 billion, according to a new report by

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Abbey International Finance Invests in Health Drinks Category

    Abbey International Finance Invests in Health Drinks Category

C7 Brands, the rapidly growing UK health drinks distributor, has announced a direct investment from Abbey International Finance. The investment, which is a blend of equity and additional debt funding,

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English Craft Brewer Reaches Crowdfunding Target

    English Craft Brewer Reaches Crowdfunding Target

English independent craft beer company, The Five Points Brewing Company, has smashed its crowdfunding target of £750,000 with a week to spare. The Five Points Brewing Co, located in the heart of

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Ornua Signs New €610 Million Bank Facility to Support Continued Dairy Industry Growth

    Ornua Signs New €610 Million Bank Facility to Support Continued Dairy Industry Growth

Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products with annualised sales of about €2 billion across 110 countries, has secured new five-year syndicated bank facilities of €610 million, replacing

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Bakkavor to Float on the London Stock Exchange

    Bakkavor to Float on the London Stock Exchange

Just days after announcing that it will no longer proceed with its plans for an initial public offering, Bakkavor, the UK’s leading fresh prepared foods manufacturer, has decided to apply for admission

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Packaging Automation Helps Chicory Crops to Grow

    Packaging Automation Helps Chicory Crops to Grow

As a growing business Packaging Automation know how important it is to keep cash within the business and how hard it is to acquire the machines and equipment you need

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Innis & Gunn Raises Additional Capital With Equity Sale

    Innis & Gunn Raises Additional Capital With Equity Sale

US-based L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, is purchasing a minority stake of 27.9% in Innis & Gunn, one of the UK’s most successful international

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Quintessential Brands Raises €28 Million For the Dublin Liberties Whiskey Distillery

    Quintessential Brands Raises €28 Million For the Dublin Liberties Whiskey Distillery

Quintessential Brands has announced a major investment in the Dublin Liberties Distillery Company including new banking facilities. It has agreed an €18.3 million investment by Stock Spirits Group in return

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O’Kale Krisps Wins University College Dublin’s 2017 Start-Up Programme For Students

    O’Kale Krisps Wins University College Dublin’s 2017 Start-Up Programme For Students

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced O’Kale Krisps (www.okalekrisps.com) as the overall winner of the 2017 UCD Startup Stars Programme. This year’s  programme, the University’s start-up support initiative for student

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Nestlé to Support Start-ups Through Terra Accelerator

    Nestlé to Support Start-ups Through Terra Accelerator

Nestlé is expanding its support for innovative start-ups in the USA. Nestlé USA will enter into a new partnership with Rabobank and RocketSpace for the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator

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EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

    EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

Nearly 44,000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk by nearly 852,000t in the last quarter

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Startup Funding Club Raises Funds For Food and Drink Start-ups Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries

    Startup Funding Club Raises Funds For Food and Drink Start-ups Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries

Startup Funding Club has recently invested £220,000 into Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries. The early-stage companies are both part of the UK food and drink sector and have developed

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Major Transition at Aryzta

    Major Transition at Aryzta

ARYZTA, the Zurich-based global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, has announced changes to its capital structure along with a strategic review of its investment in joint

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€214 Million Investment in Food Union Group

    €214 Million Investment in Food Union Group

Food Union Group, an international group of dairy and ice cream producing companies with a strong market share in Northern Europe and Latvia, has received a combined €214 million (US$225

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The Seed Fund Opens For Entry to Fledgling Food and Drink Businesses Across the UK

    The Seed Fund Opens For Entry to Fledgling Food and Drink Businesses Across the UK

Seeking food and drink’s entrepreneurial stars of tomorrow, The Seed Fund has announced that its annual competition is open for entries from Wednesday 1 February. A philanthropic organisation, which nurtures

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Piccolo Brand Joins New Female-led Funding Platform

    Piccolo Brand Joins New Female-led Funding Platform

Piccolo, the Med-inspired organic baby food brand that has successfully challenged its category with fresh flavours and artisan design, has been selected for the new crowd-funding initiative from AllBright –

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€50 Million Loan For Polish Dairy Co-operative

  €50 Million Loan For Polish Dairy Co-operative

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50 million (some PLN220 million) to dairy co-operative Mlekpol, Poland’s largest dairy manufacturer,

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160€ Million For Agricultural SMEs in Hungary

  160€ Million For Agricultural SMEs in Hungary

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Agrár-Vállalkozási Hitelgarancia Alapítvány (AVHGA) have signed a COSME agreement to enhance access to finance

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Investment in Meadow Foods

  Investment in Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independently owned dairy group and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the

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Facing Up to Brexit and Price Deflation in the Food and Beverage Sector

  Facing Up to Brexit and Price Deflation in the Food and Beverage Sector

By Ian Hunter, Senior Equity Analyst at Investec Across our three main businesses in Investec Ireland (Corporate Treasury, Corporate Finance

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Support Agricultural and Manufacturing Start-Ups

  Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Support Agricultural and Manufacturing Start-Ups

The Irish Government has launched a new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund to support start-up activity in the agricultural

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‘Brexit’ – The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Irish Food and Drink Sector

  ‘Brexit’ – The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Irish Food and Drink Sector

By Ian Hunter, Senior Equity Analyst at Investec Across our main businesses in Investec Ireland – Corporate Treasury, Corporate Finance

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€200k Feasibility Fund to Support Next Generation of Agri-business in Ireland

  €200k Feasibility Fund to Support Next Generation of Agri-business in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched a new Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for agri-businesses. The Fund, which can provide up

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Canadian Beverage Group Invests in Irish Craft Distiller

  Canadian Beverage Group Invests in Irish Craft Distiller

Mark Anthony Group, a privately owned Canadian beverage company, is reported to have invested €5.5 million for a significant but

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Deliveroo Raises Capital to Drive Innovation in Global Food Delivery

  Deliveroo Raises Capital to Drive Innovation in Global Food Delivery

Deliveroo, the global on-demand food delivery service, has announced a $275 million Series E investment, led by Bridgepoint, existing investor

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New Support Package Worth €500 Million For European Farmers

  New Support Package Worth €500 Million For European Farmers

The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in

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EIB Supports FrieslandCampina’s Research and Development Activities

  EIB Supports FrieslandCampina’s Research and Development Activities

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €150 million loan with FrieslandCampina for R&D activities in Europe, its first

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Kellogg Company Establishes Venture Capital Fund To Support Growth

  Kellogg Company Establishes Venture Capital Fund To Support Growth

Kellogg Company is establishing eighteen94 capital (1894) to make minority investments in companies pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge

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Arla Foods Broadens Its Funding Base

  Arla Foods Broadens Its Funding Base

International dairy group Arla Foods has successfully priced an issuance of 5-year SEK bonds for a principal amount of SEK1

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Unilever Issues €1.5 Billion Bonds on European Markets

  Unilever Issues €1.5 Billion Bonds on European Markets

Unilever has priced €1.5 billion in bonds on the European Markets. The bonds comprise €300,000,000 of 0 per cent Fixed

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IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development

  IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to reinforce and

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HBAN-backed Soopa Pets to Expand

  HBAN-backed Soopa Pets to Expand

Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Food Syndicate, the all-Ireland group responsible for promoting business angel investment, has announced an investment

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Proposal to Introduce Public Reporting Requirements For the Largest Companies Operating in the EU

  Proposal to Introduce Public Reporting Requirements For the Largest Companies Operating in the EU

The European Commission has presented a proposal which leads the way towards greater corporate tax transparency by introducing public reporting

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Yorkshire Game Fuels 10% Growth With Processing Investment

  Yorkshire Game Fuels 10% Growth With Processing Investment

English wild game and venison supplier Yorkshire Game has increased turnover by 10% by investing in the latest state-of-the-art processing

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USDA: $3.4m in funding for Wheat Research

  USDA: $3.4m in funding for Wheat Research

US Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of $3.4 million for research projects in support of the new

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Nestlé Completes SFr8 Billion Share Buyback Programme

  Nestlé Completes SFr8 Billion Share Buyback Programme

Nestlé has completed its SFr8 billion (€7.4 billion) share buyback programme initiated on 25 August 2014. Since 25 August 2014, Nestlé

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Iglo Savours Salmon Software Treasury Management System

  Iglo Savours Salmon Software Treasury Management System

Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen food business, has implemented a cloud based Treasury Management System (TMS) from Salmon Software. Iglo

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Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland

  Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland

U.S. generics manufacturer acquires Tipperary plant to spur European expansion – company expects to hire an estimated 250-300 employees at full build-out.

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Oman refreshment company increases production to meet growing market demand

  Oman refreshment company increases production to meet growing market demand

To meet the two-digit market growth from carbonated soft drinks consumers, Oman Refreshment Company (ORC), a franchisee of PepsiCo International, has recently acquired a new production line from Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, which will enable the Omani bottler to increase its production capacity.

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JBT Corporation announces acquisition of leading juice and dairy solutions provider

Technology solutions provider for the liquid foods sector extends product portfolio with addition of Netherlands-based Stork Food & Dairy Systems.

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Irish Government Launches New €50 Million Dairy Equipment Scheme

  Irish Government Launches New €50 Million Dairy Equipment Scheme

The Irish Government has introduced the new TAMS II Dairy Equipment Scheme which is the second of the new Targeted

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Whisky Group Selects Wolters Kluwer For Its Cloud-based Accounting

  Whisky Group Selects Wolters Kluwer For Its Cloud-based Accounting

Loch Lomond, part of the Loch Lomond Group, has selected Wolters Kluwer’s online accounting service Twinfield UK, for its cloud

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Bord Bia Launches €400,000 Fund to Boost Small Business Growth

  Bord Bia Launches €400,000 Fund to Boost Small Business Growth

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has announced a new financial support, entitled the ‘Step Change Programme’, for small Irish food,

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