Labeyrie Fine Foods is the leader in gourmet food in France and the UK, and exports to 60 countries worldwide. The company is a leader in several gourmet food segments, particularly in smoked salmon, foie gras, blinis, fresh fish and shrimps. Labeyrie sells both branded and private-label products in France and the UK, and has 19 production sites and a workforce of around 4,600 people.
Building on our expertise
This investment was sourced on a proprietary basis from the French farmers cooperative Lur Berri, a majority shareholder of the company who was looking for a new partner. We entered into a bilateral discussion with the vendor on the basis of our strong experience in the food industry, our history of successful partnerships with industrial investors (including the Sodiaal cooperative on the Yoplait investment), and our ability to transform Labeyrie into the European leader for “Food for Pleasure”.