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Browne Jacobson advises First Milk on acquisition of dairy product manufacturer BV Dairy

19 February 2024

UK & Ireland law firm Browne Jacobson has advised First Milk on their acquisition of leading dairy product manufacturer BV Dairy (Blackmore Vale Farm Cream Limited).

First Milk is a predominantly B2B farmer-owned dairy co-operative, supporting 700 farming families across the UK and working with some of the leading dairy businesses. 

Based in Dorset, BV Dairy services customers throughout England, Wales and Scotland, offering a comprehensive end-to-end solution to customers across food manufacturing and food service, as well as offering co-manufacturing to exciting growth markets such as the home meal solutions and gut health sectors. 

The acquisition of BV Dairy significantly grows First Milk’s manufacturing and market reach, provides added value to the business’ members, and offers a platform for further growth.

The Browne Jacobson team advising on the acquisition comprised of Partners Peter Allen and James Skivington, alongside Associates Bethany Grummitt and Olivia Barrow (Corporate) and Graham Ball and Beth Nixon (Banking) and Dominic Buckley and Michael Parkinson (Real Estate). 

James Skivington, Partner at Browne Jacobson, says: 

It’s been fantastic working with Stuart and the First Milk team to help them expand their services, at such a time of real opportunity for the UK farming sector. With this new acquisition, we look forward to seeing how the business will continue to grow as a market leader.

Stuart Donald, Corporate Development Director at First Milk, says:

“We have worked with Peter and the Browne Jacobson team for many years. Their support on this transaction was exceptional - responsive and dedicated to getting the deal over the line. When challenges came along they were able to work together collaboratively to find solutions. The food and beverage sector experience of Peter, James and the Browne Jacobson team assisted us greatly.”

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