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Dunbia Ballymena has been acquired by Cranswick Plc

The private shareholders of Dunbia Ballymena have sold the company to Cranswick Plc for US$12 million.

Dunbia Ballymena is a leading Northern Irish pork processing business which currently employs 360 people and processes around 7,800 UK farm assured pigs each week.

Cranswick plc is a leading and innovative British supplier of premium, fresh and added-value food products. The company's core market is the UK, where it provides a range of fresh pork, gourmet sausages, premium cooked poultry, charcuterie, traditional hand-cured, air-dried bacon and gourmet pastry products through retail, food service and manufacturing channels. This acquisition enhances Cranswick’s pig processing capability and establishes a significant presence in Northern Ireland.

Adam Couch, CEO of Cranswick, commented: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Dunbia’s Ballymena pork processing business. This acquisition strengthens our UK pork processing business and provides us with greater control over our supply chain, ensuring that we can maintain the production and processing of high quality, UK farm assured, pigs which is central to our customer’s requirements."

Oaklins' team in Ireland advised the seller in this transaction.

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