JG Ross completes Jack Cooper deal

JG Ross has acquired Jack Cooper to create a combined bakery with turnover of some £9 million.

Solicitor James & George Collie’s corporate and commercial department provided legal advice to the Aberdeen-based acquirers. A spokesperson from the law firm said: “The acquisition demonstrates the ambition and forward thinking of JG Ross management and we are delighted to have played a pivotal role in the acquisition from initial discussions through to completion.”

JG Ross director Graeme Ross said: “We see this acquisition as an excellent strategic opportunity to develop our product range and customer base.

”Cooper’s is a long established craft bakery with signature products such as sunflower bread and thin butter biscuits.”

The target firm’s 20 full-time staff have been added to JG Ross’ workforce, which is now more than 400.

Marc Barber

Marc Barber

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.