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Oghma Partners track record spans across many geographies, types of transactions and sub-sector of the food, beverage, packaging and consumer sector. Our credentials below speak to this scope of activity
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Sale to

Transaction: Sale
Client: KTC Edibles
Buyer: Endless Final

Deal Overview:
Oghma Partners, the corporate finance advisors to the consumer industries, is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of UK-based K.T.C. Edibles Limited (“KTC”) on the sale of the business to Endless LLP, a UK-based transformational private equity investor (“Endless”).

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Sale to

Oghma Partners Advises Wrights Food Group on the Sale of the Business to The Compleat Food Group

Oghma Partners LLP (“Oghma Partners”), is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholder of UK-based Wrights Food Group on the sale of the business to The Compleat Food Group

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Acquisition of

Oghma Partners LLP (“Oghma Partners”), corporate finance advisors to the consumer industries, is today pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of UK-based Sykes Seafood Limited (“Sykes”) on the acquisition of Ruskim Seafoods Limited (“Ruskim”).

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Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: NOVAX
Target: Ulrick & Short

Deal Overview:
Oghma Partners, the corporate finance house to the consumer industries, is today pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisors to Novax AB (“Novax”), the investment company of the Stockholm-based, EUR 8bn Axel Johnson Group, on the acquisition of Ulrick & Short Limited (“Ulrick & Short”) the UK-based clean label food ingredients specialist.

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Sale to

Transaction: Sale
Client: Simply Cook
Buyer: Nestlé (UK)
Sector: D2C

Deal Overview:
Oghma Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisors to the shareholders of Direct-to-Consumer, UK-based, Simply Cook Limited (“SimplyCook”) with regards to the sale of the business to Nestlé.

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Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Solina Group (France)
Target: Bowman Ingredients
Sector: Ingredients

Deal Overview:
Oghma Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive corporate finance advisor to Solina, the leading European producer of savoury ingredients solutions for the food industry, on the acquisition of Bowman Ingredients, a leading supplier of coating systems to foodservice and retail food processors, with products including breadcrumbs, batters and marinades.

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Pectin business
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Givaudan
Buyer: Herbstreith & Fox
Sector: Ingredients

Deal overview:
Oghma Partners is pleased to announce its role as corporate finance advisor to Givaudan S.A. on the divestment of its pectin business. This latest transaction marks a second successful non-core asset disposal undertaken by Oghma Partners on behalf of Givaudan S.A. in 2020.

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Processed and grated cheese business
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Givaudan
Buyer: St Paul
Sector: Dairy

Deal Overview: 
Oghma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisors to Givaudan on the divestment of its Netherlands-based cheese operations. The disposal supports Givaudan’s aim of focusing on its core business, the creation of flavours and fragrances.

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Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: AAK (Sweden)
Target: BD Foods (UK)
Sector: Ingredients

Deal Overview
Oghma Partners acted as exclusive advisor to AAK International on the acquisition of BD Foods. The company is focused on food ingredients for the foodservice industry, and has a portfolio of over 3,000 products that are sold to a wide range of customers, including restaurants, hotels, airlines, wholesalers, and food manufacturers.

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Sale of Stake in Scot Bio to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Scot Bio
Buyer: Shanly Group
Sector: Ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners provided corporate finance advice to the Scot Bio management team with regards to a capital restructuring and fund raise for the business. Scot Bio is a Scottish based biotech business with a specific focus on the production of natural food colourants.

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Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Solina Group (France)
Target: Essential Cuisine (UK)
Sector: Sauces

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisors to Solina on the acquisition of Essential Cuisine, producer of stocks, jus and gravies. For Solina, the acquisition represents the latest step in its growth strategy across the European food market and its second acquisition in the U.K.

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Icelandic Group UK (Seachill)
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Icelandic Group
Buyer: Hilton Food Group
Sector: Seafood

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners advised Icelandic Group on the sale for cash of its UK-based subsidiary Icelandic Group UK (“Seachill”), to Hilton Food Group plc (“Hilton”), a leading specialist international meat packing business, for an Enterprise Value of GBP 84 million.

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Investment in Algaia and simultaneous acquisition of Cargill’s alginate business

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Ma’abarot (Israel)
Target: Algaia (France) / Cargill Alginate (France)
Sector: Marine Ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma advised Ma’abarot, one of the largest consumer products companies listed in Israel, on its investment in Algaia, the French natural products and extracts company, and the simultaneous acquisition of Cargill’s alginate business and manufacturing plant in France.

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Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Solina Group (France)
Target: New Ivory (UK)
Sector: Sauces

Deal Overview: Oghma advised Solina Group in building and actioning its expansion plans in the UK with the acquisition of the New Ivory sauces business, based in the north of England.

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Strategy


UK Food Distributor

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this UK distribution business to provide advice on equity sale/fund raising options.

Strategy


UK Food Producer

Provision of Strategic M&A advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this private equity-owned UK food processor to provide advice relating to its external growth strategy.

Strategy


Continental European Distribution Business

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by the private equity owners of this Continental European food business to provide advice on valuation, strategic options and bolt-on acquisitions.

Acquisition


Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Givesco Bakery A/S (Denmark)
Target: Almondy AB (Sweden)
Sector: Frozen desserts

Deal Overview: Danish food business Givesco Bakery retained Oghma Partners as its exclusive financial advisor in the acquisition of Almondy – a leading Swedish branded frozen cake and dessert business- from Segullah Private Equity (Sweden).

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Strategy


Asian Food Ingredients Group

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this privately owned Asian ingredients business to advise on an ingredients acquisition in Continental Europe.

Strategy


UK Beverage Systems Company

Provision of Strategic Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this privately owned UK beverage systems support company to provide advice regarding its strategic options related to a buy and build strategy.

Strategy


UK Food Manufacturer

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this £3bn UK food processor to provide an analysis of its key competitors across a number of divisions and review potential bolt-on opportunities.

Strategy


Middle Eastern Food Ingredients Group

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this $2bn middle-eastern food ingredients group to provide it with assistance in identifying and approaching bolt-on acquisition targets on a global basis.

Strategy


Global Agribusiness

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this leading international agriculture and food commodities group to evaluate strategic options for one of its European consumer foods businesses.

Strategy


Middle Eastern Food Ingredients Group

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this $2bn middle-eastern food ingredients group to provide it with assistance in identifying and approaching bolt-on acquisition targets on a global basis.

Strategy


European Dairy Group

Provision of Buy-side M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this €2bn European dairy group to provide strategic advice relating to its external growth strategy.

Strategy


UK Branded Food Producer

Provision of Buy-side M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this private equity-owned UK branded food processor as its buy side financial adviser on a significant potential acquisition in the UK.

Strategy


US Home and Personal Care Group

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this $1bn US listed household and personal care product group to provide it with advice in identifying and evaluating potential European acquisition opportunities.

Divestment


Taste Trends
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Taste Trends Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society Limited (Ireland)
Sector: Frozen yoghurt

Deal Overview: Oghma advised the shareholders of Taste Trends on its sale to Lakeland Dairies. Taste Trends supplies the foodservice sector with the market leading ‘Coolicious’ brand of frozen yoghurt.

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Cellplast
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: DS Smith Plc (UK) – Cellplast (Sweden)
Buyer: BEWI (Norway)
Sector: Packaging

Deal Overview: Oghma advised DS Smith on the disposal of its Swedish and Danish EPS and EPP businesses. With a combined 6 sites across the two geographies, the Flamingo (Denmark) and Cellplast (Sweden) businesses focus on the design and production of packaging and technical products made from EPS and EPP. The businesses will become part of BEWi Group, a family-run packaging company backed by private equity firm Verdane Capital.

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Flamingo
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: DS Smith Plc (UK) – Flamingo (Denmark)
Buyer: BEWI (Norway)
Sector: Packaging

Deal Overview: Oghma advised DS Smith on the disposal of its Swedish and Danish EPS and EPP businesses. With a combined 6 sites across the two geographies, the Flamingo (Denmark) and Cellplast (Sweden) businesses focus on the design and production of packaging and technical products made from EPS and EPP. The businesses will become part of BEWi Group, a family-run packaging company backed by private equity firm Verdane Capital.

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Strategy


Spanish Grocery Group

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this Spanish grocery products business to provide advice relating to a UK acquisition opportunity.

Strategy


UK Frozen Foods Company

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained to provide advice on valuation and strategic options for this privately owned UK frozen food business.

Divestment


Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Softbox Systems Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Great Point Partners LLC (USA)
Sector: Packaging

Deal Overview: Oghma advised the shareholders of Softbox, a market-leading UK business specialising in temperature-controlled packaging, on the sale of the business to Great Point Partners, a leading US-based healthcare investment firm with approximately US$800m of equity capital under management.

Divestment


Print Business
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal (BIMBO)
Client: DS Smith Plc (UK) – Print Solutions (UK)
Buyer: Management
Sector: Printing

Deal Overview: Oghma ran a process for DS Smith in 2014 to find a suitable buyer for its Pollokshaws-based print solutions business, DS Smith Print Solutions, resulting in a BIMBO under the name MBM Print and Supply Chain Solutions.

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Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Irish Dairy Board Co-operative / Ornua Co-operative (Ireland)
Target: Foodtec DairyCrest (UK)
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma advised the IDB (now known as Ornua) on its acquisition of the single-site FoodTec powdered dairy ingredients business from DairyCrest. This acquisition came as a result of a comprehensive acquisition search project run by Oghma for the IDB over previous months.

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Texturizing Business
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Transaction: Disposal
Client: Cargill Inc (USA) – Compounds Business (Spain)
Buyer: V. Mane Fils (France)
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma advised Cargill on the disposal of its Spanish texturising business, focused on designing, blending and supplying compound systems for a variety of applications in the food industry (including meat, dairy and bakery).The purchaser, Mane, has a strong position in the meat processing industry in France with its MEAT PRO operations and centre of excellence.

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Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Mary Berry and Daughter Ltd (UK)
Buyer: R H Amar & Co Ltd (UK)
Sector: Sauces

Deal Overview: Oghma advised the shareholders of Mary Berry and Daughter, a family-owned branded sauces, dressings and condiments business, on its sale to R H Amar.

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Cool Logistics
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: DS Smith Plc (UK) – Cool Logistics (UK)
Buyer: Pelican Products Inc (USA)
Sector: Packaging

Deal Overview: In 2014 Oghma advised D S Smith on the disposal of its non-core temperature controlled packaging solutions business, Cool Logistics, to the US-based Pelican Products.

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Divestment


Minsterley Desserts business
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Greencore Group plc (Ireland) – Minsterley factory (UK)
Buyer: Muller Dairy (UK/Germany)
Sector: Dairy

Deal Overview: Oghma advised Greencore on the disposal of its Minsterley factory, a former Uniq site supplying desserts to multiples and foodservice. The acquirer was Muller Group.

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Divestment


Sale of business leading to Management Buy Out

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Alleggra Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Management
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: the shareholders of Alleggra, a food ingredients business focussed on egg-replacement powders, engaged Oghma to assist in the MBO of the business.

Strategy


Nordic Spirits Company

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this Nordic spirits company to provide strategic advice relating to valuation and fund raising.

Strategy


European Food Group

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this €1.5 bn+ European food business to provide advice related to its business portfolio.

Strategy


UK Food Ingredients Company

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this UK ingredients business to provide advice relating to a unsolicited offer for its business.

Divestment


Sale of business to private consortium

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Dragonfly Foods Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Consortium of Private Investors
Sector: Vegetarian food

Deal Overview: Dragonfly Foods is an owner-operated meat free chilled food business based in Devon, which was purchased by a group of private investors following an auction process managed by Oghma Partners.

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Divestment


Sale of business leading to Management Buy Out

Transaction: Disposal (MBO)
Client: Direct Produce Supplies Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Management
Sector: Fresh produce

Deal Overview: Oghma advised the shareholders of DPS on a Management Buy Out process, with a successful exit achieved.

Divestment


Cake
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: McCambridge Group (UK) – Cake Division (UK/Poland)
Buyer: NBGI Private Equity
Sector: Bakery

Deal Overview: Oghma advised the private equity owners of McCambridge Group on the disposal of its Cake Division – a UK and Poland-based cake manufacturer, supplying private label and branded products to all major UK retail multiples. NBGI acquired the business via a competitive auction process.

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Divestment


Cultures and Enzymes Division
Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Cargill Inc (USA) – Cultures and Enzymes business (USA/France)
Buyer: DSM N.V. (Netherlands)
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cargill in the sale of its Texturising Solutions business unit, focused on the development and sale of cultures and enzymes to food manufacturers. The deal was completed with DSM in December 2012.

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Acquisition


Acquisition of

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Greencore Group plc (Ireland)
Target: Uniq plc (UK)
Sector: Food-to-go

Deal Overview: Whilst working as a retained advisor for Greencore Group, Oghma held a co-advisory role in the acquisition of Uniq, taking a role primarily focussing on review of non-core assets. Oghma subsequently managed the sale of the Minsterley business to Muller Group.

Acquisition


Acquisition by consortium of investors

Transaction: Acquisition
Client: Windyridge Cheese Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Consortium of Investors
Sector: Cheese

Deal Overview: Oghma worked with a group of investors on the acquisition of Windyridge Cheese, a blender and seller of cheese products. Windyridge was identified by Oghma as a potential target for the team, who were looking for an acquisition in the cheese sector. The transaction concluded successfully in September 2011.

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Strategy


UK Chilled Foods Business

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this UK Chilled Foods business to provide advice on valuation, exit timing and Company growth.

Divestment


Sale to

Transaction: Disposal
Client: Springthyme Oils Ltd (UK)
Buyer: Kerry Group plc (Ireland)
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: After receiving an unsolicited offer, the shareholders of Springthyme Oils engaged Oghma to run a disposal auction process. As a result of the process, the shareholders of Springthyme completed a transaction at a significant value uplift from the initial offer.

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Divestment


Strategic Advice Leading To Agreement with

Transaction: Strategic Advice
Client: Provexis (UK)
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners advised the shareholders of Provexis on their strategic options with regards to the Fruitflow® leading to the achievement of a licensing agreement with DSM.

Strategy


UK Grocery Products Business

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this UK grocery products business to provide advice relating to valuation and the company’s strategic options.

Strategy


UK Dry Grocery Business

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this UK dry grocery business to provide advice on valuation, exit timing and Company growth.

Strategy


UK Grocery Manufacturer

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this UK grocery player to provide strategic advice relating to its external growth strategy.

Acquisition


Strategic Advice on licensing Golden Wonder brand From Tayto

Transaction: Strategic Advice
Client: Symingtons Ltd
Sector: Snacking

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners assisted Symingtons in acquiring the licensing rights to the Golden Wonder brand, for the UK instant noodle market, from Tayto Group.

Strategy


Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Transaction: Strategic Advice
Client: Verlinvest sa (Belgium)
Sector: Alcoholic Beverages

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners provided strategic advice regarding the market opportunity and entry options in the global wine market.

Divestment


£10m Fundraising with IP Group

Transaction: Fundraising
Client: Revolymer (UK)
Sector: Food ingredients

Deal Overview: Oghma Partners acted as an advisor to Revolymer Group with regards to its recent successful £10mn fund raising round. Revolymer is a specialist polymer based ingredients company based in the UK. Applications for the company’s products include areas such as; confectionery, hair products, detergents and toothpaste. Oghma Partners worked with IP Group in respect of this fund raising.

Strategy


European Dairy Company

Provision of Strategic M&A Advice

Oghma Partners was retained by this European Dairy Company to provide strategic advice relating to its external growth strategy.