Food & Beverage
Spayne Lindsay is delighted to announce that it has advised Berry Gardens Growers Limited, the UK’s largest production group of berries and stone fruits on the sale of Berry Gardens Limited, the sales, packaging and distribution entity of Berry Gardens Grower Cooperative to Driscoll’s, the global market leader of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Founded 50 years ago, Berry Gardens Growers Limited is the UK’s largest production group of berries and stone fruits. Established and run as a wholly owned UK grower co-operative, the business has a centralised service model that allows growers, from across the UK and overseas, to access the company’s proprietary R&D and focus solely on producing the best fruit possible.
Berry Gardens has grown, distributed and marketed Driscoll’s varieties on an exclusive basis in the UK for more than 20 years. The sale of the commercial desk to Driscoll’s is the latest development in the longstanding relationship between the two businesses.
Robin Walker, Chairman at Berry Gardens Growers Cooperative, commented:
“We have worked with Spayne Lindsay for nearly a year on the transaction from inception through to completion. The sale was to a partner we have worked closely with for many years so brings a range of different challenges from a normal investment sale. Through the process the advice, guidance and insight available from the Spayne Lindsay Team has been invaluable in getting to a great conclusion. We are more than happy with their work.”