Walker Morris advises Symington’s on new acquisition

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Corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised Symington’s Ltd on its acquisition of certain of the business and assets of The Tanfield Food Company Limited for an undisclosed sum.

Symington’s, which is based in Leeds, manufacturers convenience foods under national and international brand names such as Ainsley Harriott, Ragu, Aunt Bessie’s, Jane Asher, Mugshot and The Food Doctor to name a few.  The acquisition will see parts of the Tanfield business and assets become part of the Symington’s company.

John Kitson, Financial Director of the Symington’s group, commented:

“Tanfield complements the Symington’s business and the acquisition will leave us well placed to continue our growth in the ambient convenience foods market and develop our brand range.”

Richard Naish, corporate partner who led the team at Walker Morris said:

“Symington’s is a long-standing client of the firm and we are delighted to have advised them on this latest acquisition.  We have advised on a number of key corporate deals for Symington’s in the past including its acquisition of Victoria Foods and its acquisition of the Ragu and Chicken Tonight brands from Unilever.”

The Walker Morris team comprised Richard Naish and Oliver Duke (both from Corporate).

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