PE firm Verlinvest has invested in Genius

PE firm Verlinvest has invested in Genius

UK gluten-free firm Genius Foods has confirmed a "significant investment of millions" from private-equity firm Verlinvest.

The firm would not disclose the size of the investment when asked by just-food.

A spokesperson told just-food: "The investment will be used by Genius to accelerate its delivery of top-quality free-from foods in the UK, increase category innovation in free from and create international expansion."

Earlier this year, Genius won listings for products in the United Arab Emirates. Seven of the company's products will go on sale at nine Spinneys stores and four Waitrose outlets run on a franchise basis by the local retailer across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.