Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture
Dodson & Horrell has announced a merger with animal feed manufacturer HJ Lea Oakes. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal.
The venture will bring together the equine, poultry and zoo feed division of Dodson & Horrell Ltd with HJ Lea Oakes from 11 December 2020.
“The parent company is Oakes Millers. Dodson & Horrell will remain a separate company, trading as Dodson & Horrell Ltd,” said CEO Sam Horrell.
“Our high standards and focus on delivering the best products for our customers and the animals we feed remains; with our range and recipes remaining the same.”
Edward Lea, managing director of HJ Lea Oakes, said in a statement: “We have supplied Dodson & Horrell for many years with important ingredients for their world-leading products.
“Lately we have also been involved in the innovation and manufacture of some of their specialist lines. This feels like the natural next step to combine the very best of both businesses and continue to drive the innovation and nutritional advances our customers demand.”