Posted: 25 / 04 / 2022

(Tom Mathew, Jeremy Mathew and Hannah Barlow – Dunsters Farm Directors)


The Sedulo M&A team have have advised on a deal which sees Dunsters Farm acquire the entire share capital of The Little Food Company Limited for an undisclosed consideration fee.

Dunsters Farm is a food and drink wholesaler that originated as a milk round in 1963.
Today the company provides an expansive, quality product range throughout the North of England, supplying a collection of the UKs most popular brands, as well as serving a range of organisations across the hospitality, wholesale and public sectors.

The company is headed up by the family team, Tom Mathew, Hannah Barlow and Jeremy Mathew (pictured), who sought to acquire The Little Food Company Ltd in order to diversify their product offering.

Commenting on the deal, Commercial Director at Dunsters Farm, Tom Mathew, said:



The acquisition has provided us with a great opportunity to enhance Dunsters’ offering, expanding the range to include frozen food products and strengthening our services to both our current client base and a wider audience.
“Sedulo’s advisory service enabled us to make informed and efficient decisions throughout the acquisition process.



Rowan Uren and Christian Mancier from Gorvins Solicitors acted alongside Sedulo for Dunsters. Meanwhile, LB Law and Mark Steel of Camalex acted for the seller.

Leading on due diligence and deal management, Sedulo’s Corporate Finance Partner, Benn Longshaw, said:



It has been a pleasure to advise Hannah, Tom and Jeremy on this transaction. This is a great acquisition for Dunsters which immediately provides the opportunity to supply frozen produce alongside the existing ambient offering to the new combined client base.

“I am looking forward to watching the business go from strength to strength over the coming years. We wish the management team every success in their growth following the acquisition and moving forward.