Dukeshill Ham Company’s Management Buy-In


Keystone Law advised the shareholders of Dukeshill Ham Company on its management buy-in by private equity investor GC Investment Partners.

Shropshire-based Dukeshill was founded in 1985 and produces and supplies a range of premium fine foods direct to the consumer via both online and mail order and to select high-end trade partners. It also supplies ham to the Queen.

The management buy-in team comprises executives Mark Gallagher and Andy Culhane of GC Investment Partners along with chairman Des Smith, former chief executive of Aspall Cyder. Neale and Sarah Hollingsworth, who have owned the business since 1998, will remain with the business and work alongside the new owners for the foreseeable future.

Keystone Law corporate partner Edward Dawes (Picture) advised on the deal.

Involved fees earner: Edward Dawes – Keystone Law;

Law Firms: Keystone Law;

Clients: Dukeshill Ham Company;

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