Birketts advises on East Anglian pet food strategic partnership


26 November 2020

Naturediet Managing Director Daniel Masters (left) and Skinner's CEO Tim Hansell (right)

Birketts has advised East Anglian dog food manufacturer Skinner’s on their acquisition of a majority shareholding in wet dog food company Naturediet.

The acquisition was handled by Birketts’ Corporate team. Mark Henry (Partner, Corporate) and Emma Bysouth (Associate, Corporate) led the Birketts’ team, supported by Keith Andrews (Senior Associate, Real Estate), John Kahn (Senior Associate, Corporate Tax), Abigail Powell (Solicitor, Employment) and Liam Green (Solicitor, Regulatory).

Mark Henry, Corporate Partner at Birketts, said: “We were delighted to have supported Skinner’s in this strategic merger. This deal is a great example of two regional success stories combining to fast-track growth. Birketts wishes Skinner’s and Naturediet every success with their exciting future plans.”

Tim Hansell, CEO of Skinner’s, commented: “Mark, Emma and the rest of the Birketts team were fantastic. We really appreciated how they dealt with and managed the legal aspects of the transaction through to a successful completion. I would recommend them without hesitation.”