Elizabeth Shaw
Chocolate maker Elizabeth Shaw has struck co-manufacturing agreements with Bendicks, Magna Specialist Confectioners and Stollwerck, following the decision to close its Bristol manufacturing facility.

Richmond buy OK

The OFT has given the green light to Ruby Acquisitions' £182.2m purchase of ice cream manufacturer Richmond Foods.

Pasta King MBO

Sauce maker Pasta King has been acquired in an MBO from father and daughter team Rick and Sally Wheaton. The multi-million pound deal was led by directors Sue Davenport and Paul Haigney and financed by Matrix Private Equity Partners and HSBC.