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Developments in the Auction of Iglo Foods

    Developments in the Auction of Iglo Foods

A number of private equity firms, including Bain Capital, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Blackstone Group and BC Partners, are reported to have submitted fist round bids for Iglo Foods, the

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M&A Activity Will Drive Growth in Food and Beverage Sector

    M&A Activity Will Drive Growth in Food and Beverage Sector

The recent acceleration in M&A activity within the food and beverage industry in the UK and Ireland is set to continue, according to business and financial advisor Grant Thornton. The

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Greencore Offer Talks End

    Greencore Offer Talks End

Negotiations about a possible offer by US private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice to buy Greencore, one of the leading convenience food processors in the UK, have ended. Greencore

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Blackstone Eyes Tangerine Confectionery

    Blackstone Eyes Tangerine Confectionery

Private equity firm Blackstone Group is in exclusive talks to acquire Tangerine Confectionery, the largest manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, in a deal worth more than

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Provimi Pet Food Business Sold to Private Equity For €188 Million

    Provimi Pet Food Business Sold to Private Equity For €188 Million

The Provimi Group, a world leader in animal nutrition, is selling its pet food business, Provimi Pet Food, to private equity firm Advent International for an enterprise value of Eur188m.

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General Mills Close to Yoplait Acquisition

    General Mills Close to Yoplait Acquisition

US-based food group General Mills has entered into exclusive negotiations with PAI Partners and Sodiaal to purchase a 50% stake in Yoplait, the international yoghurt business. Private equity company PAI

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Bright Food Group Favourite For Yoplait Stake

    Bright Food Group Favourite For Yoplait Stake

Chinese food conglomerate Bright Food Group is reported to be in pole position in the race to acquire PAI Partners’ 50% stake in Yoplait. Rivals for the shareholding in the

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Tangerine Looks For Investment to Fund Further Expansion

    Tangerine Looks For Investment to Fund Further Expansion

Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the largest British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, is reported to be seeking a new private equity investor to help fund further

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Tangerine is One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Equity-backed Stars

    Tangerine is One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Equity-backed Stars

Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the largest British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, has gained a top 20 place in the latest Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track

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$5.3 Billion Private Equity Takeover Deal

The biggest private equity food deal this year has been agreed with a consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Vestar Capital Partners and Centerview Partners acquiring Del Monte Foods Company,

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United Biscuits Sale Talks End

    United Biscuits Sale Talks End

The exclusive talks to acquire United Biscuits, the British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer, between its owners and Chinese food conglomerate Bright Food Group are reported to have ended

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Nestle Eyes Yoplait

    Nestle Eyes Yoplait

Nestle is reported to be considering joining forces with French dairy group Lactalis to make a joint bid for Yoplait, the yoghurt producer. Yoplait has been in play following the

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United Biscuits Sale Talks Close to Collapse

    United Biscuits Sale Talks Close to Collapse

The exclusive talks to acquire United Biscuits, the British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer, between its owners and Chinese food conglomerate Bright Food Group are reported to have stalled

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Tangerine Confectionery Could be For Sale

    Tangerine Confectionery Could be For Sale

Tangerine Confectionery, which is owned by private equity firm Growth Capital Partners, has called in investment bank NM Rothschild to advise it on options for raising capital, raising the prospect

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Profit Jump at Weetabix

    Profit Jump at Weetabix

Helped by rising sales of cereal bars and retailer own label products, UK breakfast cereals manufacturer Weetabix has increased pre-tax profit by 26% to £97.2m for 2009 on turnover up

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Chinese Food Group Eyes United Biscuits

    Chinese Food Group Eyes United Biscuits

Chinese food conglomerate Bright Food Group is reported to be holding exclusive talks to acquire United Biscuits, the British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer, for more than £2b. Private

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Tata Global Beverages Seeking to Diversify into Food

Tata Global Beverages of India, which owns the UK-based Tetley Tea business, is planning to move into food via acquisitions. The beverages group is reported to be considering raising funds

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Stake in Seafood Holdings For Sale

    Stake in Seafood Holdings For Sale

Private equity firm Risk Capital Partners is reported to be looking to sell its 24% stake in Seafood Holdings, a supplier of seafood to the UK food service sector. In

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Foster’s Turns Down Offer for Wine Business

    Foster’s Turns Down Offer for Wine Business

Foster’s, the Australian brewer and wine maker, is reported to have rejected a cash offer of up to A$2.7b (£1.6b) from an unidentified international private equity firm for its troubled, global wine

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Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

    Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

The French Competition Commission has approved dairy group Sodiaal’s acquisition of Entremont Alliance, the loss making French cheese producer. The deal will create the fourth largest dairy group in Europe

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Campbell Considering Bid For United Biscuits

    Campbell Considering Bid For United Biscuits

US-based Campbell, the world’s largest soup company, is reported to be preparing a £1.5b break-up bid for United Biscuits, the British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer. Campbell’s interest is

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CVC Capital Partners to Acquire Autobar Group

Private equity group CVC Capital Partners is acquiring a majority stake in Autobar Group from Charterhouse Capital Partners, which will retain a significant minority stake. Autobar is one of Europe’s

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