The consumer industry is characterised by its relative stability across economic cycles. In Europe, we have been able to generate attractive investment returns due to our ability to identify opportunities for industrial consolidation in the sector, as well as our strategy to reinvigorate underinvested brands and drive market share through product innovation.
Labeyrie is a leading gourmet food company with #1 positions in France and UK. The company sells products in several segments such as smoked salmon & fish, prawns and shellfish, foie gras, spreadables and blinis.
United Biscuits ("UB") is a leading European manufacturer and marketer of biscuits, snacks and nut products including major brands such as McVitie's Digestive, Penguin, Jaffa Cakes, Go Ahead! KP, Hula Hoops, Skips, BN, Verkade and Delacre.
Chr. Hansen is a global supplier of bioscience based ingredients to the food, health and animal nutrition industries. The company has leadership positions in cultures, dairy enzymes and natural colours.
Saeco is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-end, "bean-to-cup" espresso coffee machines for home and professional use, both under its own brands (Saeco, Gaggia and Spidem) and on behalf of third party brands.