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FMCG’s global giants see record growth in OC&C Global 50 report
The world’s largest consumer goods companies surged to their highest growth in a decade last year, driven by soaring prices and solid sales volumes. Our Global 50 report found revenue growth hit a record high of 10.9% across the world’s largest suppliers, as huge input costs were passed on to consumers. That built on the 9.3% growth experienced in the post-Covid rebound of 2021, meaning major FMCG multi-nationals have seen growth of over 21% over those two years.
OC&C support Butternut Box on capital raise
Butternut Box, the fresh pet food company founded in 2016, has raised GBP 280m in a funding round led by General Atlantic and L Catterton. Butternut Box is Europe’s largest fresh dog food brand, feeding dogs in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland. Proceeds will go towards accelerating the organisation's UK leadership position, as well as helping grow its presence throughout Europe and beyond.
OC&C advise Coalesce Capital on its investment in Examinetics
We’re thrilled to congratulate Coalesce Capital on backing its first deal with an investment in occupational-health compliance services company Examinetics. Coalesce is a private equity firm focused on investing in human capital-driven and technology-enabled business services companies.
OC&C advise Evolution Funding and LDC on its sale to Carlyle
We're delighted to congratulate Evolution Funding, a portfolio company of LDC, on its successful transaction to Carlyle.
OC&C advise Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on sale of Premier Lotteries Ireland
We're pleased to congratulate Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) on their recent sale of Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI). We provided commercial and strategy sell-side support during the process, working closely with both OTPP and the Management team. PLI, headquartered in Dublin, is the operator of the Irish National Lottery having been awarded a 20-year licence by the Irish Government in November 2014.
OC&C advise Exponent on Investment in TestingCo
We're pleased to advise Exponent on their recent investment in TestingCo. OC&C provided buy-side support during this process. TestingCo is a leading European independent software testing platform. Based in the Netherlands, the company provides extensive software testing and quality engineering solutions for its long-term, blue-chip clients. Exponent will support the existing management team.
OC&C advise With Intelligence on investment from Motive Partners
We're pleased to advise With Intelligence on receiving a majority investment from Motive Partners. We provided sell-side support during the process. With Intelligence are a leading provider of investment data and intelligence to the global asset management industry. Founded in 1998, and now with a footing in Europe, North America and Asia, the company blend data from a variety of the platform's brands to deliver a range of insights.
OC&C advise PM&Partners on acquisition of a complete wiper systems producer
We're pleased to have advised PM&Partners on their recent acquisition of Italtergi. We provided buy side support during the process. Founded in 1991, Italtergi is a leading European producer, specialising in complete wiper systems for: Agriculture Construction and Handling Equipments, Quadricycles, Marine, Avionics and Special Applications including limited series cars.
OC&C advise Primat on add-on investments in the fasteners’ treatments market
We're pleased to congratulate Primat, owned by PE fund Hat, on their recent investment in Curtis Metal Finishing & Vi.Pi.Effe Pen. We provided support during the buy-side of the process. Curtis, an American group with offices in Sterling Heights (Michigan) and Machesney Park (Illinois), provide specialist engineered protective coating, pre-treatment, heat treatment for metal fasteners, with customers across several sectors, including automotive and construction.
OC&C advises Yo! Sushi and Snowfox during sale process
We're pleased to congratulate Mayfair Equity Partners on the sale of Snowfox Group to Zensho Holdings, one of Japan's biggest food companies. We supported the business as it was evaluating strategic options. The sushi kiosk chain produces sustainably sourced sushi and authentic Asian products, sold under various brands including Yo!, Bento and Snowfox across North America and Europe.
OC&C advise Parfums de Marly on recent acquisition of majority stake by Advent International
We’re pleased to congratulate Parfums de Marly and INITIO Parfums Privés, the French fragrance brands owned by Julien Sprecher, on Advent International’s majority stake. We provided sell-side support during the process. Parfums de Marly, created in 2009 by Sprecher, is a French fragrance brand inspired by the 18th century, combining classic and contemporary.
OC&C advises Nordic Capital on acquisition of circular IT services business
We're pleased to congratulate Nordic Capital on their recent acquisition of a majority share in Foxway, having provided buy side support on the deal. Foxway is a leading European provider of circular IT services, with over 1,000 employees operating across 8 geographies. Foxway are focused on driving sustainability in the IT sector through their circular proposition, which centres around device-as-a-service, and IT asset recovery and remarketing.