Bristol law firm advises on major food and drink deal

Daniel Halstead

Daniel Halstead

Law firm TLT – which has its headquarters in city – has advised on a major deal in the food and drink sector.

The firm advised Brothers Drinks, south west cider makers, on the acquisition of a high-speed bottling line from the Dublin-based C&C Group, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of alcoholic drinks.

Brothers Drinks has also bought the land and buildings housing the bottling line located on Kilver Street in Shepton Mallet, across the road from the region’s famous cider mill.

The facility, which is near where the family business started 173- years ago, can produce 1.5 million bottles a day.

The TLT legal team was led by development partner, Daniel Halstead and included development partner, David Smithen, and development associate, Sarah Hale.

TLT’s Daniel Halstead comments: “This is a strategically important acquisition for Brothers Drinks.

“It allows our client to expand not only their own production capability but other bottling businesses as well. We are delighted to have assisted Brothers Drinks on this purchase.”