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Clairfield advises on the sale of Town & Country Fine Foods to Musgrave Group in Premium UK Foodservice Acquisition

Town & Country Fine Foods, a leading supplier to the UK foodservice industry, was sold to Irish Food Group Musgrave.

Town & Country Fine Foods (T&CFF) is a specialist supplier of chocolate, canapés, pastry, décor and related ingredients to high-quality restaurants, hotels, banqueting and hospitality professionals. T&CFF is a proud holder of a Royal Warrant and is seen as the ‘go to’ distributor for these product categories across the UK with a reputation for exceptional service levels and innovation.

Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company with a total sales footprint of €5.2 billion.

The acquisition of Town & Country continues their expansion strategy in the UK foodservice market.

Clairfield International were exclusively engaged by the shareholders to run an international sale process for the company. During this process, Town & Country received interest from domestic and overseas trade buyers as well as private equity before ultimately identifying Musgrave as the ideal purchaser for the business.

“It was always very important for me to find the right home for Town and Country, in an environment where the business could continue to thrive. The Clairfield team displayed excellent knowledge of the UK and international foodservice market and added significant value and support throughout the transaction.” – Judy Lyell, Founder of Town & Country Fine Foods
“It has been a pleasure to advise and support Judy and the shareholders throughout the sale process. The premium end of the UK foodservice market continues to perform strongly with increased demand for high-quality finished products amidst chef shortages and rising kitchen costs. We look forward to seeing how Musgrave develop the business in the next phase of its growth journey.” – Steve Nock, Director, Clairfield International

“Another great example of our international credentials in the food sector at Clairfield International. A pleasure to work with the shareholders of Town and Country, a high-end business providing exceptional products and service to top quality establishments. The tie up with Musgrave will create a formidable team driving future growth in the UK market.” – Gary Ecob, Partner, Clairfield International

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