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The ComplEat Food Group
Oakley advises The ComplEat Food Group on an MBO backed by LDC
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Transaction Type:
Disposal, Fundraise
February 2011
Deal Value:

Oakley Capital Corporate Finance (”Oakley”; the “Company”), the mid-market Corporate Finance and Corporate Broking specialist, has advised The ComplEat Food Group (“TCFG”) on a management buyout (“MBO”) backed by LDC (www.ldc.co.uk). TCFG is a leading supplier of high-end continental chilled and speciality foods to UK supermarket chains. The company provides product development, category management, sourcing, packaging and distribution of premium products to major supermarket multiples. The majority of its products are imported from Continental high quality producers through TCFG’s supply chain management procedures.TCFG delivers against high service level agreements, to meet the exacting standards of supermarket retailers. Over more than 20 years, TCFG has led the UK market in product innovation and has introduced UK consumers to many of today’s staple food choices, such as chilled olives and antipasti, Italian Parma ham and Spanish Chorizo.

The MBO, completed in February 2011, was managed by LDC’s London New Business Team led by Daniel Sasaki. The transaction is the 26th completed by Oakley since November 2007 and the third to be announced since the start of 2011. A departure from our typical focus on TMTand financial services transactions, Oakley advised TCFG’s management team throughout theMBO process, including on the choice of LDC as its partner.

Chris Godsmark, Joint Managing Partner of Oakley, said,

“we have been working with the management team and shareholders at TCFG for several months and are delighted to have helped them in this important stepping stone to the next phase of their business development. I am delighted that LDC has proved to be such a strong partner for the Company moving forward.”

For further information please contact:
Chris Godsmark, Partner
+44 207 766 6900

*Completed by Oakley Capital Corporate Finance

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