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Posts Tagged ‘Acquisitions’

Pepsico with turnover of $63bn acquires £11m brand Pipers – What on earth is all that about?

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Robert Lawson

What does the acquisition by Pepsico of Pipers mean for food entrepreneurs? And if multinationals acquire brands as small as Pipers, is there any role for private equity to nurture early stage brands?

The Challenges of Selling a Family Business

Posted on: August 6th, 2015 by Robert Lawson

Selling Businesses is tricky. But the prize of doing it well is so large you would think more firms would focus on getting their sale processes just right. And for family owned businesses the challenges of preparing a business for sale are particularly tough.

3G merges Heinz and Kraft

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Robert Lawson

The announcement today of the merger of Heinz and Kraft is another shift in the tectonic plates of the food industry.  But the direction of travel has returned to consolidation and internationalisation When Kraft announced its split into two companies a few years ago the separation of its international assets into Mondelez created huge shareholder […]

United Biscuits rumours

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Robert Lawson

Rumours emerged yesterday that Kellogg is looking at United Biscuits and evaluating an acquisition.  We were quoted in Food Manufacture.  See on this link:  http://bit.ly/1mM6lbl    

Three lessons for the food industry for 2014

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by Will Carter

Looking back at our work in the food industry during 2013, we are struck by a number of key learnings which we would take into the New Year. We have been lucky enough to work closely with some of the companies delivering best practice in different areas of their businesses, but have also watched others […]