Meat wholesaler Nigel Fredericks ceases trading with loss of 250 jobs

A London-based meat and poultry specialist which had been facing financial difficulties has ceased trading after failing to find a buyer. Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery were appointed as administrators to Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited, which supplied the catering, hotel, leisure and education sectors including a number of high-profile sporting venues. The Dow Schofield Watts … Continued

Proseal UK Limited To Be Acquired By US Corporation In £220m Deal

Food packaging specialist to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal Proseal UK Limited – the UK firm which is a leading provider of tray sealing technology to the food industry – is to be acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation. JBT, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed a definitive … Continued

Administrators at business rescue and recovery specialists Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery LLP (“DSW”) have helped secure 121 jobs at a Cumbria based chocolate makers after assisting in finding a buyer for the business.

J E Wilson & Sons (Kendal) Limited (“Wilsons”) Business rescue and recovery specialists Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery LLP (“DSW”) have helped secure 121 jobs at a Cumbria based chocolate makers after assisting in finding a buyer for the business. Creative Confectionery (Holme) Limited (“Creative”), acquired the business and assets of Wilsons from the Joint … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provides due diligence services on £20m buyout of catering firm Waterfall

PRIVATE equity firm LDC has backed a £20m secondary buyout of Warrington-based catering firm Waterfall. LDC has bought a minority stake held by YFM Equity Partners, venture capital trust Neptune-Calculus and Kaye Enterprises, since 2007 when they backed a management buyout of Caterplus. The vendors said they had achieved a 5x return on the original … Continued