Acquisition

Greenfields is a leading brand in the fresh pasteurized milk and the stirred yogurt categories in Indonesia.   Pic: Getty Images/SB

Japfa set to sell 80% of dairy business to TPG and Northstar for $236m

By Jim Cornall

Asian agri-food company Japfa Ltd has announced an agreement with TPG, a global investment firm, and Northstar Group, a private equity investor in Southeast Asia, to forge a strategic partnership that is expected to strengthen its position as a branded...

ProAmpac said it is expanding its manufacturing capabilities and broadening the product offering it provides to retail, grocery and QSR customers. Pic: Getty Images/farakos

ProAmpac acquires Canadian packaging companies

By Jim Cornall

ProAmpac, a US-based producer of flexible packaging, has acquired Rosenbloom Groupe Inc., Hymopack Ltd. and Dyne-A-Pak, private businesses in Canada that manufacture packaging products.

HMS has acquired Tom Walker & Sons cheese company in Stockton-on-Tees in the UK. Pic: Tom Walker & Sons

HMS acquires Tom Walker & Sons cheese company

By Jim Cornall

HMS, the independently owned parent company of UK food ingredient distributors Kent Foods, BFP, Henley Bridge Ingredients, Garrett Ingredients and Bailey’s of Portsmouth, has acquired Tom Walker & Sons.

The acquisition is to expand the company's production capacity, capabilities, and geographic reach.  Pic: Turkey Hill

Turkey Hill expands through Arkansas acquisition

By Jim Cornall

US ice cream manufacturer Turkey Hill LLC has acquired an ice cream and novelty production facility in Searcy, Arkansas, from Yarnell Ice Cream, LLC, a subsidiary of Schulze & Burch Biscuit Company.

St. Paul Group has sites in Belgium and the Netherlands. Pic: St. Paul

Givaudan selling grated cheese business to St. Paul Group

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-based flavors and fragrances company Givaudan has announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest its processed and grated cheese business to St. Paul Group, a cheese specialist in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Dairyworks supplies New Zealand consumers with cheese, butter, milk powder and ice cream.

Synlait receives approval for Dairyworks acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Synlait Milk Limited says the Overseas Investment Office in New Zealand has granted consent under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 to its purchase of the shares in Dairyworks Limited.

Upfield has added Violife to its plant-based portfolio.

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Upfield finalizes Violife deal

By Jim Cornall

Upfield Group B.V., a global company focused on plant-based butter-alternatives and spreads has announced that one of its group companies, Upfield Europe B.V. has completed its purchase of Arivia S.A., a Greek producer of plant-based cheese-alternatives,...

Halo Top acquired by Blue Bunny producer

By Beth Newhart

Wells Enterprises has announced its purchase of light ice cream company Halo Top. Wells already manufactures popular dessert brands like Blue Bunny, Bomb Pop and Chilly Cow.

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