Rödl & Partner advises dairy group Ehrmann SE on its acquisition of Trewithen Dairy in the UK


​​​​​​​​​​​​​London​, 2.7.2024: ​Rödl & Partner advised the dairy group Ehrmann SE on the acquisition of Trewithen Dairy (trading name for Cornish Farm Dairy Ltd), a dairy producer based in Cornwall, UK. The acquisition sees two family-owned businesses come together to bring a new portfolio of dairy products to UK consumers with a combination of Cornish milk production and German product innovation.

Ehrmann SE will expand Trewithen’s facilities to open a state-of-the-art UK production plant in Cornwall.

During the transaction, Ehrmann SE was supported by a cross-border, international and interdisciplinary team of advisors from Rödl & Partner in financial due diligence, legal advisory and transaction tax matters under the responsibility of Partners Peter Längle and Dr Oliver Schmitt. 

About Ehrmann SE

Ehrmann SE is one of the largest dairy manufacturers in Germany. The group is family-owned and has 3,200 employees generating more than €1.1bn (£930m) of revenue each year. Its products are sold in over 75 countries worldwide through seven international production sites and nine sales offices.

About Trewithen Dairy

Trewithen Dairy has been owned by the Clarke family since 1976 and has established itself as a leading processor of branded and own-label Cornish dairy products. The business has more than 250 employees and its product range includes milk, cream, butter, and yoghurt.

Advisor to Ehrmann SE

Rödl & Partner

Overall project responsibility:
Peter Längle, Partner (Transaction Services), Munich
Dr Oliver Schmitt, Partner (M&A, Corporate), Munich

Financial Due Diligence:
Rishi Daggar, Associate Partner (Transaction Services), London – Project lead 
Lucas Würth, Associate Partner (Transaction Services), Stuttgart
Robin Czurgel, Senior Associate (Transaction Services), Stuttgart

Legal Advisory:
Philip Walton, Associate Partner (M&A, Corporate), London & Birmingham – Project lead
Mario Schulz, Partner (M&A, Corporate), Munich
Dr Johannes Scherzinger, Partner (Merger Control), Stuttgart
Rhea Dsouza, Senior Associate (M&A, Corporate), Birmingham
Charlotte Bateman, Associate Partner (Employment & Business Immigration), Birmingham

Tax (Germany):
Dr Christoph Götz, Partner (M&A Tax), Munich
Dr Susann Sturm, Manager (M&A Tax), Munich


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