Burges Salmon advises Inverleith LLP on majority stake in Farmison & Co

Nikoletta Zinonos

BURGES Salmon has advised Edinburgh-based specialist consumer brand investor and long-standing client Inverleith LLP on the acquisition of a majority stake in Farmison & Co, a UK-based online butcher.

Focused on British heritage, rare breeds and an ethical, sustainable supply chain, Farmison has established itself as a leading player in the growing online premium meat and butchery market. The investment by Inverleith LLP will allow Farmison to progress its mission to introduce more consumers to traceable and sustainably sourced meat from the British Isles.

The investment will also help drive production standards across the wider sector, help educate consumers and help Farmison explain more powerfully why better meat is better for customers, the environment and the long-term success of the farming sector in the UK.

Inverleith LLP invests in consumer brand companies in the premium food and drink, health and wellness, and lifestyle sectors. This deal follows other recent additions to the investor’s rapidly-expanding portfolio on which Burges Salmon has advised, including Inverleith’s recent majority acquisition of Eden Mill, the St Andrews based contemporary premium gin and single malt Scotch whisky brand and distiller, earlier this year.

The Burges Salmon team advising on the transaction was led from the firm’s Edinburgh office by Corporate Finance partner Danny Lee, with support from Corporate team director Joanna Monaghan and solicitor Nikoletta Zinonos, alongside members from the firm’s Commercial, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate teams.

Nikoletta Zinonos said: “Having assisted Inverleith LLP on this significant acquisition, it’s gratifying to know that Farmison will be able to expand its distribution in the UK and incentivise the consumption of sustainable meat.”

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