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M&A Watch: Raisio should sell to private equity

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol, Honey Monster cereals and Fox's confectionery, has, in recent years, tried...

Michelle Russell | 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.

Katy Askew | 8 Apr 2013

The private-equity owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. are "considering options" for the UK's second-largest biscuit maker, a process that could lead to an eventual sale. Katy Askew takes a look at the players for whom an acquisition of Burton's could hit the sweet spot.

just-food.com | 11 Feb 2011

The focus returned to rising commodity costs again this week, as Flowers Foods, Kraft Foods and PepsiCo admitting that input pressure had impacted their results - and their financial forecasts for 2011. Meanwhile, Raisio's CEO told just-food about the company focus on developing its 'ecological snacking' business and the UK government revealed a report on the difficulties around green labelling. Here's the best of what was said this week:

Dean Best | 7 Feb 2011

In what was a record week for just-food in the volume of stories published, the political crisis in Egypt and its impact on the food sector took centre stage.

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Dean Best | 16 May 2017

Finland-based Raisio – the company behind brands including Elovena cereal and the cholesterol-targeted Benecol – has had an eventful year, including the departure of long-time chief executive Matti Rihko. Four months on from Rihko’s resignation, Raisio has yet to appoint a replacement. One of Rihko’s colleagues, Jarmo Puputti, was handed the job on an interim basis and he is attempting to get sales and profits growing again after a year of declines. Puputti speaks to Dean Best about Raisio’s performance in the early months of 2017, his plans for growth and his bid to take the top job permanently.

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2013

Cheese spread and dip manufacturer Kavli has been on something of an acquisition spree. Already this year it has purchased Raisio's non-dairy assets and last week announced the purchase of St Helen's Farm.

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Dean Best | 30 Oct 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, today (30 October) interim CEO Jarmo Puputti is to leave the Benecol and Provena maker.

Dean Best | 26 Oct 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based group behind brands including Benecol and Provena, is to invest in UK unit Nimbus Foods, which supplies ingredients to fellow food manufacturers.

Dean Best | 9 Aug 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, today (9 August) described its second-quarter underlying EBIT as "satisfactory" amid falling profits at its UK confectionery business.

Katy Askew | 21 Jul 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, has lowered its 2017 EBIT forecast due to the "prolonged production and commercial challenges" faced by its UK confectionery business, lower than estimated profitability and the weakening of the pound against the euro.

Dean Best | 16 Jun 2017

Finland-based food maker Raisio has appointed Pekka Kuusniemi as its new president and chief executive.

Dean Best | 10 May 2017

Finland-based Raisio today (10 May) reported higher first-quarter profits despite sales being hit by the fall in the value of sterling and by the sale of the company's UK snack-bar business last year.

Katy Askew | 13 Feb 2017

Raisio has insisted its "strategy work" will help strengthen its long-term growth outlook as it booked lower sales and earnings for 2016. 

Katy Askew | 3 Jan 2017

Raisio CEO Matti Rihko resigned from the Finland-based food company today (3 January), with immediate effect. 

Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Finnish food maker Raisio has reported lower sales and earnings for the first nine months of this year. 

Dean Best | 10 Aug 2016

Raisio today (10 August) reported first-half results affected by its restructuring in the UK but the Finland-based food group pointed to rising underlying operating profit.

Katy Askew | 13 Jul 2016

Finnish food group Raisio has sold its UK snack bar business, Halo Foods, to Dutch investors Nimbus. 

Hannah Abdulla | 10 May 2016

Raisio has pointed to competition for a fall in sales fall in the first quarter, a period when the Finnish food group saw mixed profitability.

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Apr 2016

Finnish food firm Raisio has announced plans to licence its Honey Monster cereal brand in the UK to local group Brecks Co.

Hannah Abdulla | 22 Feb 2016

Finnish food maker Raisio is relaunching its Fruitus snack bars in the UK to cater to what it says is a growing demand for free-from products.

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2016

Finnish food group Raisio has announced plans to set up a new operating unit incorporating its snacks and Benecol businesses. 

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Feb 2016

Finnish food group Raisio has posted a jump in full-year profits and sales.

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jan 2016

Raisio's UK arm Halo Foods has re-branded its Good Grain Puffed Wheat to emphasise its "healthy" benefits.

Dean Best | 14 Dec 2015

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, has decided to close its breakfast cereal and snack bar factory in west London, a move the Honey Monster owner said would make the company more competitive.

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Nov 2015

Raisio has launched a bagged "on-the-go" alternative of its Harvest Cheweee snack bar in the UK.

Hannah Abdulla | 5 Nov 2015

Raisio's third-quarter profits have been lifted on the back of the improved performance of its Benecol business.

Katy Askew | 20 Oct 2015

Raisio has launched a swathe of snack products in Finland in order to capitalise on what it has identified as growing demand for healthy snacks in the market. 

Katy Askew | 9 Oct 2015

Finnish food group Raisio unveiled plans to restructure its loss-making UK cereal business in order to lower costs.

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Dean Best | 3 Jun 2015

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.

Dean Best | 17 Oct 2014

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, is to lower the sugar content of UK cereal brand Sugar Puffs - and at the same time remove the ingredient from the product's name.

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