Birds Eye iglo was acquired by Permira And European Capital on November 1, 2006

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Birds Eye iglo

Freepost Adm3939,
London, SW1A 1YS
United Kingdom,
0800-33-22-77
www.birdseye.co.uk

iglo Birds Eye is a leading business in the European frozen food market. It produces, markets and distributes branded frozen food products principally through the retail grocery channel. The UK, Germany and Austria are iglo Birds Eye's key markets, together representing 81% of total sales in 2005. The company also operates in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Ireland and Portugal. In Continental Europe products carry the iglo brand name, whereas in the UK and Ireland, products are marketed under the Birds Eye? brand name. In November 2006, the Permira Funds invested in the management buy-out of iglo Birds Eye from Unilever. The strategy developed by the management team will focus on leveraging the strong brands in the company's core products around fish and vegetables and on improving the operational efficiency of the business.


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