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M.&M. Walshe Holdings Limited

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

ByrneWallace has advised the owners of leading Irish supplier of meat products, M.&M. Walshe Holdings Limited, in relation to its acquisition by Eight Fifty Food Group.

M&M Walshe, trading as Ribworld, Callan Bacon and Stirchley Bacon, is a processor and multi-channel supplier of gammon, bacon and sous vide products employing approximately 550 people across three sites in the Ireland and UK.

The business will be integrated into Eight Fifty’s pork division and, post transaction, Eight Fifty will have sales of circa £1.4 billion and employ more than 7,500 people across Ireland and the UK. The Walshe family, who have operated M&M Walshe since its foundation in 1981, will remain involved in the business post-transaction.

The ByrneWallace team who advised on the transaction was lead by Eamonn Carey (Senior Associate - Corporate), and comprised: Zelda Deasy (Senior Associate - Corporate) Bianca McLaughlin (Solicitor - Corporate), Deirdre Lynch (Partner – Employment), Anthony Smyth (Head of Tax), Laura O’Malley (Solicitor - Tax) Olivia Browne (Associate – Property), Liam Connellan (Partner & Head of Pensions), Conor Moran (Solicitor – Corporate), Laurenda Channing (Solicitor – Banking) and Aisling Kennelly (Corporate Secretarial).

Press coverage for this transaction, includes:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/capvest-bulks-up-its-protein-business-with-tipperary-meat-firm-acquisition-1.4250352

https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/capvest-adds-pork-processor-m-and-m-walshe-to-its-expanding-empire-39198799.html