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Eight Fifty Food Group 'mulling London flotation'

17 Sep 2020

Eight Fifty Food Group, one of private-equity firm CapVest's two major food platforms in the UK and Ireland, is reportedly weighing up a move to list in London.

Ireland's M&M Walshe becomes Eight Fifty Food Group's first acquisition

12 May 2020

Eight Fifty Food Group, the UK-based meat and seafood group created last year through M&A, has made its first purchase.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Karro, Young's Seafood parent gets new name

1 Oct 2019

The new company housing UK pork supplier Karro Food Group and local peer Young's Seafood has been given a name.

Seachill MD Simon Smith named new Young's Seafood CEO

24 Jul 2019

UK-based Young's Seafood has recruited the managing director of a local peer as its new CEO, it has announced.

What could be rationale for Karro, Young’s joining forces?

3 Jul 2019

A year after Young's Seafood was put up for sale, the company is to combine with another UK firm, pork player Karro Food Group, under the auspices of CapVest Partners. Why?

Karro owner CapVest adds Young's Seafood to "multi-protein" stable

2 Jul 2019

CapVest Partners has moved to create what it calls a "multi-protein food group" with the acquisition of a UK seafood major to add its pork-processing asset.

Karro buys fellow UK meat firm TS Bloor & Sons

26 Jun 2018

Karro Food Group has snapped up a peer in the UK meat sector, cooked meats supplier TS Bloor & Sons.

CapVest strikes deal to buy UK pork firm Karro Food Group

27 Mar 2017

UK-based buy-out house CapVest today (27 March) announced it is set to become the latest private-equity owner of local pork processor Karro Food Group.

CapVest nearing deal for Karro Food Group

17 Mar 2017

Private-equity group CapVest is nearing a deal to acquire UK pork processor Karro Food Group, just-food understands. 

Karro Food Group to add jobs at UK pork plant

12 Jan 2016

Karro Food Group, the UK pork processor, is to add 140 staff to its plant in Scunthorpe as it prepares to meet increased sales in 2016.

UPDATE: Karro, Dunbia gear up for China pork exports from Northern Ireland

1 Dec 2015

UK processors Karro Food Group and Dunbia have said they are gearing up to start exports of pork products to China.

Northern Ireland cleared for pork exports to China

1 Dec 2015

Northern Ireland pork producers have been provisionally been given the green light to ship to China.

Food industry news of the week - Quorn, Mondelez, Flowers

11 Sep 2015

Mondelez International was among a clutch of major players speaking at Barclays' investor conference in Boston this week and the snacks giant set out strategies to try to drive sales. In a busy week of M&A, US bakery giant Flowers Foods bought another organic bread maker, Unilever sold its Indian bakery arm and the owner of Quorn started an auction for the UK meat-free business.

Food industry quotes of the week - Mondelez, Nomad Foods, Tyson

11 Sep 2015

This week, the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference took place in Boston with presentations from Mondelez International and Tyson Foods. Nomad Foods also presented and indicated plans to focus on cost-cutting with funds re-invested in the business for growth. Elsewhere, Flowers Foods announced its second acquisition in under a month in organic bread and McCormick & Co. pledged to increase the number of organic and Non-GMO products it sells in the US over the next year. Here is the week in quotes. 

Karro Food Group eyes M&A

10 Sep 2015

Karro Food Group, the UK meat processor, has signalled its interest in acquisitions as it reported a continued improvement in profitability.

Bright Blue Foods gets new PE owner in Endless

9 Sep 2015

Bright Blue Foods, the UK own-label cake supplier, has a new private-equity owner after NBGI Private Equity sold a majority stake in the business to Endless.

Karro secures US deal to supply pork to Chipotle

15 Jul 2015

UK-based meat processor Karro Food Group has struck a deal to supply pork to the domestic outlets of US fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle.

Karro Food Group to cut 141 jobs

13 Mar 2015

UK pork products supplier Karro Food Group has confirmed over 140 staff at its Scunthorpe site will lose their jobs.

Karro Food Group to invest in production

10 Mar 2015

UK-based pork supplier Karro Food Group has set out plans to invest GBP10m in production and processing at its operations in the country.

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