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Food product wholesale & manufacturing

£10m to £25m
Food & drink, Manufacturing
North West England
20 November 2020

Business description

An opportunity to acquire on an accelerated basis a long established and highly reputable importer and supplier of dried fruits, nuts and seeds and manufacturer of own-brand and food-service fruit fillings and bakery mixes. Significant synergies to be achieved within a larger food products and manufacturing group seeking additional BRC accredited manufacturing capacity with an established customer base.


- Well known and highly reputable brand – The business has been trading for 50+ years with a well-established reputation for product quality and customer service.

- Established customer base – stable customer base of longstanding bakery supplies and ingredients customers mixed with a growing range of Food Service customers built around an expanded range of fruit fillings and sauces.

- Global supply chain – experienced buyers with connections to a wide range of international suppliers in southern Europe, Middle and Far East.

- Expanding product range and NPD – The business has developed an enhanced product range including;

    o   Fruit fillings and sauces

    o   Mincemeat and bakery ingredients

    o   Retail jar line

    o   Dried fruit washing and packing

    o   Fruit & Nut mixes

    o   Muesli & Cereal packing

    o   Free-from and organic ranges

- Single-site manufacturing and storage – all operations based at the company’s 80,000 sq ft fully equipped and BRC accredited freehold site based in North West England with good transport links and capacity to substantially increase existing throughput.

- Experienced team – The team have a collective history of over 30 years in the food ingredients and manufacturing industry.

- Current trading levels – 2020 trading levels have been directly affected by COVID-19 resulting in no loss of customers but significantly reduced order levels in the Food Service sector, particularly relating to fruit fillings and the seasonal Cranberry sauce markets. Management expectation of historic sales volumes and growth opportunities returning post COVID-19. 

- Flexible acquisition structure – Buyers are being offered the opportunity to acquire the business as a share acquisition or via a trade and assets acquisition, with flexible lease or purchase options regarding the manufacturing facilities


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2019 (Actual) 20,327 0
2020 (Actual) 11,792 0
2021 (Forecast) 15,432 0

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