Headquartered in London, Domaine Direct was originally set up in 1981 by the late Hilary Gibbs, an acknowledged industry pioneer, who built her reputation on sourcing the best wines from across Burgundy and selling to top restaurants, shops and collectors.
Established in 2006, Flint Wines supplies some of the UK’s top restaurants and wine merchants. It specialises in Burgundy, North America and Italy and works directly with over 150 producers from around the world. Flint Wines sells also sells to the public through its Stannary Wines brand. Flint’s management are pursuing an ambitious growth strategy, seeking to further develop their wine range and market penetration both organically and through further acquisition.
Monty’s Bakehouse is a leading innovator of high-quality packaged food solutions for travel markets across the world with offices in the United Arab Emirates and manufacturing sites across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company was founded by CEO, Matt Crane, in 2003 and is headquartered in Surrey.
By combining the culinary expertise of SATS with Monty’s Bakehouse product and packaging innovation, the group intends to enhance its food solutions for aviation customers and support growth into new customer segments. Customers across Asia will benefit from the sustainably-packaged, handheld snacks that Monty’s Bakehouse has been providing to a growing roster of premium airlines and other customer segments across the world.
The buy-out was led by existing directors and provides an exit for the three founder shareholders. Pascal Wittet led the investment for Connection Capital and joins the Board alongside incoming chairman, John Cleland.
Rowan sources, stocks and distributes a wide range of FMCG products that are considered by suppliers not right for the usual channels, such as the major multiples and convenience chains, and sells these products largely into the fast growing discount retail channel in the UK and mainland Europe.
Rowan’s leading position in the market is built on a 30-year track record and its reputation as renowned experts in a specialist field, its professionalism in maintaining brand integrity for suppliers and its speed and flexibility.
Headquartered in central London, Harbour & Jones is a privately owned pioneering and independent food services company, a leader in the field of contract catering and hospitality service with a clear ambition to grow both organically and via acquisition.
PCC is based in Beckenham and trades in both the events and business and industry fields as Fare of London, a prestigious contract catering and venue management business, and Principals Catering, a prominent education caterer.
The combination is highly complementary and provides Harbour & Jones with access to the schools catering sector.