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Valeo Foods Group is one of Europe’s fastest growing consumer foods producers, with a portfolio of category leading brands, many of them iconic household names. Valeo Foods produces and sells over six hundred million units a year from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe.

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Valeo Foods Group Completes Acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery

We have completed the acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery, one of the U.K.’s leading independent manufacturers and distributors of family-favourite confectionery. Tangerine is home to well-known brands such as Barratt, Taveners, Jamesons and Princess. A market-leader in the U.K., the business has also developed a growing international presence across Australia, Canada, Scandinavia, the US and the Middle East. The company employs approximately 1,200 people across five sites in the North of England. As is standard practice in the case of transactions of this scale, Valeo Foods will engage with the Competition and Markets Authority in the U.K. to secure competition clearance for this acquisition.

Commenting on the transaction, Seamus Kearney, said: “We are very excited about the acquisition of Tangerine which is in line with our strategic focus and builds on our recent acquisition of Big Bear Confectionery and Candy Plus in 2017. Tangerine is highly complementary to these confectionery businesses, with a focus on largely different technologies, channels and customers. We look forward to adding Tangerine’s iconic brands to our growing portfolio of category-leaders.”


Expanding our Business


Shamrock & Bachelors
merged to form Valeo Foods


Jacob Fruitfield
Group acquired


Rowse Honey
added to portfolio


Balconi (Italy) & Robert Roberts & Kelkin (Ireland) acquired


Raisio PLC’s Confectionery
Division and
Valdenza acquired


Tangerine Confectionery acquired

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At the Valeo Foods Group we are passionate about what we do. We know the best foods begin with the best ingredients.

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Valeo Foods Group is on an exciting journey. Our ambition is to become a global leader in consumer foods. We will achieve this through a relentless focus on organic growth and strategic acquisitions, building our brands and our footprint across Europe and the rest of the world.

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At the Valeo Foods Group, our people are at the heart of our success. We champion and leverage their exceptional experience, expertise and flair across food sourcing, manufacturing, brand development, marketing, sales and distribution.

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