£100m deal to create ‘global force’ in cider
French food group Agrial plans to create a "global force in cider" after agreeing to buy Aston Manor for close to £100m.
The Ellis family, including former Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis, his son and former chief executive Peter, and grandson and current CFO James, has run the Birmingham business for 35 years. The UK's largest independent cider maker was established in 1983, originally brewing beer before it started making cider in 1996.
Today it only produces cider and exports to more than 20 countries, although the vast majo... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...