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    1. April 20, 2014

      Private equity acquires controlling stake in NFT

      Private equity group EmergeVest has acquired a controlling stake in NFT Distributions Operations, the UK’s leading...

    2. February 4, 2013

      Premier Foods executive leaves company

      Premier Foods, the heavily indebted maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Hovis bread, has lost its second-in-command just a week...

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    1. June 21, 2012

      Hain Celestial leads field for Hartley’s

      Hain Celestial, the US-based natural and organic food group, is leading the race to acquire Hartley’s jams and spreads...

    2. May 11, 2012

      Private equity firms in bid for Iglo

      A clutch of private equity firms have submitted first-round bids for Birds Eye Iglo, the frozen foods business bought out of...

    3. April 12, 2012

      India’s IHC buys food producer Adelie

      Indian leisure company India Hospitality Corp has bought the UK’s Adelie Food Holding, a ready-made food producer, for just...

    4. March 19, 2012

      Squeezing suppliers: Pragmatic approach defuses tensions in complex relationship

      As companies continue to grapple with a weak economic recovery, the temptation to squeeze suppliers can be strong. For many...

    5. January 17, 2012

      Premier Foods announces 600 job cuts

      Analysts downgraded their forecasts for ailing Premier Foods after it unveiled 600 job cuts and said financial results would...

    6. December 18, 2011

      United Biscuits split planned

      The private equity owners of United Biscuits, maker of Jaffa Cakes and Hula Hoops, are planning to split the UK’s biggest...

    7. December 8, 2011

      Premier Foods sells lossmaking business

      Embattled Premier Foods has succeeded in ditching its lossmaking chilled foods business, selling Brookes Avana to 2 Sisters...

    8. December 6, 2011

      Greencore bolstered by sandwich demand

      Food producer Greencore, whose planned merger with Northern Foods last autumn was scuppered by chicken magnate Ranjit Singh...

    9. October 25, 2011

      Hain swallows New Covent Garden Soups

      The maker of New Covent Garden soups has been bought by Hain Celestial Group, the US maker of chichi teas and Linda...

    10. October 25, 2011

      Greencore attracts takeover approach

      Greencore, which failed to pull off a merger designed to create the UK’s biggest chilled foods manufacturer last year, has...

    11. October 20, 2011

      Debenhams plans to return cash to shareholders

      Shares in Debenhams rose more than 7 per cent on Thursday after the department store group announced plans for a share...

    12. July 12, 2011

      Greencore agrees £113m Uniq takeover

      Uniq, the convenience food group that was put up for sale by its pension fund this year, is to be bought by Irish rival...

    13. July 12, 2011

      Deutsche abuzz on Jain successor

      With Anshu Jain about to be elevated to the helm of Deutsche Bank, the chatter in London is about his successor for the...

    14. June 3, 2011

      Food groups eye sandwich maker Uniq

      Greencore and Samworth Brothers are among the first-round bidders for Uniq, the maker of Marks and Spencer sandwiches put up...

    15. May 24, 2011

      Greencore profits hit by abandoned merger

      Greencore saw its profits fall in the first half after racking up €13m in transactional fees for its abortive merger with...

    16. May 9, 2011

      Concern over delistings amid lack of IPOs

      Romag, Eaga and Wellstream – suppliers of photovoltaic glass, domestic insulation and flexible pipelines – are all...

    17. April 13, 2011

      United memories for Hester

      Royal Bank of Scotland chief Stephen Hester was in Manchester on Wednesday to launch a service for small businesses, which...

    18. April 11, 2011

      EU dishes up a treat for the Cornish pasty

      Success for the humble Cornish pasty in winning the coveted status of a European Union-endorsed PGI food has given local...

    19. April 1, 2011

      Uniq pension fund puts company up for sale

      Uniq’s pension fund has put the company up for sale, after acquiring control of the maker of Marks and Spencer sandwiches....

    20. March 9, 2011

      Small caps: Sirius Minerals to be centre stage

      Sirius Minerals will be in focus on Thursday morning. According to rumours in the City late on Tuesday night the potash...

    21. March 9, 2011

      Greencore abandons bid for Northern Foods

      Greencore has ended its pursuit of Northern Foods, clearing the way for a rival £342m takeover of the UK convenience food...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Rolls-Royce and Daimler launch joint bid for Tognum; offer pitched at €24 a share —...

    23. March 3, 2011

      Boparan moves closer to securing N Foods

      Ranjit Singh Boparan has moved a step closer to securing control of Northern Foods after winning support from shareholders...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2011

      Greencore eyes N Foods bid

      Greencore, the Irish food group, has  teamed up with an unnamed private equity partner about pursuing a potential bid for...

    25. February 17, 2011

      Small caps: Drilling plans boost Encore

      Encore Oil added 2.5 per cent to 122.3p after the explorer and its partners said they were about to start drilling three...

    26. February 16, 2011

      Greencore hires new finance chief

      Dublin-listed convenience food group Greencore has hired a new finance director, in a move that seems to signal it is...

    27. February 15, 2011

      Write-off chill for Premier division

      Premier Foods is launching chilled foods under its own brands, including Mr Kipling and Loyd Grossman, after taking a £125m...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2011

      LSE/TMX - a defensive merger?

      The London Stock Exchange does not have a great track record of consummating deals (remember the proposed Deutsche Borse...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Ryanair posts third-quarter loss of €10m – statement. - Lagardere to sell...

    30. January 26, 2011

      London small caps: Pursuit Dynamics bounces back

      Pursuit Dynamics bounced back from recent weakness as the company moved to refute claims made in a dossier that has been...

    31. January 25, 2011

      London small caps: fundraising talk hits Chaarat

      Chaarat Gold Holdings was in focus on Tuesday. Shares in the Aim-listed company, which operates in the Kyrgyz Republic,...

    32. January 25, 2011

      Boparan increases stake in Northern

      Ranjit Singh Boparan has increased his stake in Northern Foods in a move that will further limit the chances of a counterbid...

    33. January 25, 2011

      Taste for bigger fish to fry

      Ranjit Boparan, Boparan Holdings The battle for Northern Foods has placed Ranjit Boparan firmly on the map of Britain’s...

    34. January 24, 2011

      Churchill Mining in focus

      Churchill Mining was in focus on Monday. Its shares rose 5.9 per cent to 111¾p on the back of reports that claimed the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      January 24, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Greencore ‘considering its options’ after Northern Foods recommends Boparan bid...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 24, 2011

      Greencore eyes sweetener for Northern

      Greencore is considering a cash sweetener to its proposed all-paper merger with Northern Foods as it vies for the UK food...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 24, 2011

      Weekend catch-up

      In case you missed it: weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       UK banks face ring-fence for...

    38. January 23, 2011

      Greencore looks to sweeten Northern bid

      Greencore is considering a cash sweetener to its proposed all paper merger with Northern Foods to wrestle the food...

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