Grant Thornton advises Jarr Kombucha Limited Jarr Kombucha Limited has been sold to Duvel Mortgat N.V

October 2018
Jarr Kombucha
Adviser to Jarr Kombucha on their investment by Duvel Mortgat N.V.
£undisclosed
Grant Thornton team
  • Trefor Griffith
    Trefor Griffith
    Head of Consumer Industry Group and Head of Food and Beverage
Food and beverage
Sell side
Corporate finance
Belgium
UK

We are delighted to have advised Jarr Kombucha Limited on their sale to Duvel Mortgat N.V.

Jarr Kombucha engaged our growth finance team to help find a strategic partner to support its growth ambitions to expand production capacity and enhance its sales and marketing functions, enabling wider distribution to on-trade, supermarkets and national distributors. 

The growth finance team supported in the preparation of a regulatory compliant Investment Memorandum and ran a competitive deal process with a number of selected equity partners. Our support led to significant share capital purchase by Duvel Mortgat N.V., a well-established, family-run Belgian brewery. 

The deal will see management receive support from Duvel around strategic areas such as export and large-scale production. Duvel’s partial acquisition is typical of an increasing number of deals we are seeing involving industry partners offering strategic support to early-stage businesses. 

We provided full lead advisory support to the shareholders, delivering a hands-on approach testing the funding strategy and business plan. 

Drawing on our food and drink industry expertise, we provided targeted support to shareholders in discussions with prospective UK and European investors. This enabled a timely and joined up process for all parties and secured a prosperous future for the business. 

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