August 31, 2021
BBF Ltd acquires Sargents Bakeries Ltd
BBF Limited has announced that it has acquired Sargents Bakeries Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Doncaster-based Sargents, which boasts sweet pies, tarts and sundaes in its product range, has annual revenue of c.£24m. The combined business will have turnover approaching £200m, employ over 1,700 people across six sites and will continue to be led by Jonathan Lill as CEO, supported by the BBF Board of Directors. The site in Doncaster will continue to trade under the name of Sargents Bakeries Limited.
Jonathan Lill, CEO of BBF, commented: “This is another strong acquisition for BBF, our people and our customers. Sargents’ product range and customer base is very complementary and the acquisition will enable us to offer customers even greater flexibility and innovation.
“Sargents has had a very challenging time recently and we were keen to step in immediately to protect both continued supply to its valued customers and its loyal employees.
“Across both businesses, we remain committed to continuing to invest and deliver great quality, service and innovation to our customers.”
BBF was acquired in September 2015 by the private equity investor, Endless. The acquisition of Sargents is funded through existing BBF facilities.
The Endless LLP deal team was led by Richard Harrison, Lee Abbott and James Warburton. BBF and Endless were advised by Walker Morris LLP (Richard Naish, Claire Askew and Kayleigh Watson) and the KPMG Tax team, led by Steve Heath.