US firm completes Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Food & Drink | Latest News | Mergers & Acquisitions | South East

Sysco Corporation, a global foodservice distribution company, has completed the acquisition of Kent Frozen Foods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor, in a cash transaction for an undisclosed price.

The acquisition, which was approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in March, will see kff join Sysco’s other UK businesses, including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M&J Seafood.

Sysco senior vice president, International Foodservice Operations – Europe, Ajoy Karna said: “This acquisition is a perfect addition to our portfolio of businesses in the U.K. We are delighted to welcome kff associates into the Sysco family of companies.”

Kent Frozen Foods will continue to operate as an independent entity, but will now enjoy the support of the world’s largest foodservice company, Sysco, with the opportunity to capitalise on closer working relationships with Sysco’s other UK and European businesses, where appropriate.

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