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Empire World Trade acquired by Univeg

3 January 2014

Browne Jacobson has advised the owners on the sale of Lincolnshire based fruit importer and distributor Empire World Trade (EWT) to Belgium based produce supplier Univeg, owned by De Weide Blik, for an undisclosed sum.

EWT was established in 1998 and is a leading supplier of high quality fruit produce, principally apples and pears. Clients include some of the countrys leading supermarkets including Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons.

A Browne Jacobson team led by corporate finance partner Richard Cox advised on the deal. The team also included Vicky Gaskell and Rachael Russell.

The deal was most recently shortlisted for Small Deal of the Year at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers 2014 Awards.

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