Lion Capital is considering disposing of Burton's Foods, the maker of Wagon Wheels and Maryland Cookies which it acquired in 2000 for £130m in its former guise Hicks Muse Tate & Furst. This would be the second divestment in as many weeks for the investor, following the sale of luxury shoe company Jimmy Choo to Towerbrook Capital Partners for £185m which generated returns of 2.25x.
High-net-worth individuals and family offices are hunting for yield, concerned about low interest rates and market volatility
Fund expects to hit its target in the first quarter of 2020 and has already made six investments
Soprome and BTC Capital also back the takeover of the security services company
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