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Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst

From Graces Guide

Private equity company

1999 Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst acquired Hillsdown Holdings.

Hillsdown's poultry unit, including Buxted Chicken, was closed and the brands sold off; the food business, including Hartley's Jam and Cadbury Drinking Chocolate, was renamed Premier Foods.[1]

2000 Acquired Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits, and merged it with Horizon, Hillsdown Holdings' biscuit business, [2] to form Burton's Foods

2000 Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst acquired Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits, and merged it with Horizon, Hillsdown Holdings' biscuit business, [3] to form Burton's Foods

Lyons Biscuits became part of biscuit manufacturer Burton's Foods Ltd.

2002 Bought Nestlé's ambient foods business and merged it with Premier Foods.

2003 Acquired Ambrosia and Brown and Polson from Unilever. Also acquired Weetabix

2004 Premier Foods was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

By 2005 the European Fund had made profits from selling[4]:

but losses on:

  • Viatel
  • Landtel/Altitude/Sports.com (combined)

and also Grupo Media Capital

Continuing holdings were:

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 11, 2004
  2. The Times, December 31, 2003
  3. The Times, December 31, 2003
  4. The Times July 9, 2005