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UK: Bart expands in wet ingredients with OTP Foods buy

15 Apr 2014

UK herbs and spices supplier The Bart Ingredients Co. has decided to expand its wet ingredients business with the acquisition of local firm OTP Foods.

just-food's review of 2013: the trends that shaped 2013 M&A

6 Jan 2014

M&A levels remained relatively subdued in 2013. Growing private-equity interest and something of a shift in capital flows to mature markets have been significant trends shaping the M&A landscape. While gaining routes-to-market in emerging economies has remained key for strategic buyers. Katy Askew examines some of the stand-out deals of the past 12 months.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

5 Aug 2013

The spat between UK retailers Sainsbury's and Tesco grabbed this week's headlines after the country's advertising watchdog ruled in favour of the latter's price comparison scheme.

UK: Crisp maker Tyrrells sold to PE firm Investcorp

1 Aug 2013

Bahrain-based private-equity firm Investcorp has snapped up UK crisp business Tyrrells from fellow buy-out house Langholm Capital for GBP100m.

just the answer - The Bart Ingredients Co. CEO David Collard

28 Jun 2013

UK herbs and spices business The Bart Ingredients Company has gone through something of an overhaul since ex-Kerry Group and Glisten executive David Collard took the helm two years ago. Dean Best met with Collard to discuss the relaunch of the Bart brand and the broadening of its portfolio amid what he called the most competitive trading conditions in 20 years.

UK: Langholm's auction of Tyrrells progressing

26 Jun 2013

Private-equity group Langholm Capital is examining bids for UK crisp maker Tyrrells, just-food understands.

JAPAN/UK: Crisp firm Tyrrells secures 7-11 listing

29 May 2013

Tyrrells, the UK crisp manufacturer, has secured another overseas listing with a deal to sell products at 7-11 stores in Japan.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

28 May 2013

Plum Organics this week joined Happy Family and Ella's Kitchen as three organic baby food brands set to have new, multinational owners. Campbell Soup Co. is to buy Plum, joining Danone and Hain Celestial as three food majors that have looked to invest in the growing category in just a month.

Deal or no deal: UK crisp firm Tyrrells could attract snack majors

23 May 2013

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital was this week reported to have put UK crisp group Tyrrells on the market. Langholm has declined to comment on the reports but the investment firm are said to have put a GBP100m (US$151.9m) price tag on the company.

UK: Langholm "puts crisp firm Tyrrells up for sale"

20 May 2013

Langholm Capital, the owner of UK crisp group Tyrrells, has declined to comment on reports it has put the company up for sale.

BRICs: Tyrrells sees long-term opportunity in India, China

14 Jun 2012

UK crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has insisted it believes it can build its fledgling businesses in the emerging markets of India and China.

UK: Bart Spices changes name

7 Jun 2012

UK firm Bart Spices has changed for the first time since the company was founded 50 years ago as it looks to emphasise the breadth of its portfolio.

UK: Bart Spices launches Fairtrade organic herbs

20 Jul 2011

UK firm Bart Spices has launched a range of Fairtrade organic herbs, the company has revealed.

UK: Collard leaves snacks maker Dormen for Bart Spices top job

2 Jun 2011

UK spice maker Bart Spices has named David Collard as its new chief executive.

UK: Former M&S, Waitrose exec Esom gets BRC post

11 Feb 2011

Steven Esom, a former executive director of food at Marks and Spencer and MD of Waitrose, has been named chairman of BRC Trading, the commercial arm of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

UK: Crisp maker Tyrrells launches Furrows range

15 Oct 2010

UK crisp maker Tyrrells has launched its Furrows range, the company announced today (15 October).

UK: New Plum Baby owner looks to boost UK listings

2 Jun 2010

The new owner of Plum Baby plans to boost the UK organic baby food business' retail listings.

The top stories on just-food this week

7 May 2010

The sheer volume of quarterly results this week was enough to leave you cross-eyed but some other stories cut through, including the acquisitions of Poundland and Barts Spices in the UK - and Warren Buffett's latest criticism of Kraft Foods' takeover of Cadbury. Here are the most popular stories on just-food this week

just the facts – private-equity M&A in food

6 May 2010

Earlier this week, US private-equity firm Warburg Pincus agreed to acquire UK discount retailer Poundland, while UK peer Langholm Capital backed a management buy-out of UK herbs business Barts Spices. Here we take a look at other recent private-equity acquisitions in the food industry.

UPDATE: UK: Langholm aims to "do a Dorset Cereals" with Barts Spices

4 May 2010

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital is aiming to build new acquisition Barts Spices in a similar way to Dorset Cereals, a food company previously in its portfolio.

UK: Tyrrells owner Langholm backs Bart's Spices MBO

4 May 2010

Private-equity firm Langholm Capital, the owner of upmarket crisp maker Tyrrells, has backed a management buy-out of UK herbs business Barts Spices.

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