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Cranswick Pet & Aquatics sold to LDC

Cranswick Pet & Aquatics Management Bought Out By LDC

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Cranswick Pet & Aquatics


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LDC has invested £17 million in the MBO of Cranswick Pet & Aquatics from listed food producer Cranswick.

Cranswick consists of two trading divisions: Cranswick Pet Products, a UK manufacturer and distributor of wild bird food products and accessories; and the Tropical Marine Centre, a UK supplier of tropical marine fish and associated aquatic accessories and fish food.

The MBO team is led by the chief executive of Cranswick, Derek Black, together with Paul West, the managing director of Tropical Marine Centre.

Bishopsgate Advisors

Morgan Atherton

Morgan Atherton

Managing Partner
Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds

Associate Director

John Garner – Investment Director & Head of LDC East Midlands, LDC

The deal will provide the capital required to help support the continuing growth of both Cranswick Pet Products and Tropical Marine Centre through new products, new channels to market and developing the export market further

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