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Lewis Silkin has advised Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Rookery Farm Packing Limited

03 August 2022

Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Rookery Farm Packing Limited, the plant nursery and order fulfilment service provider with which it has worked for thirteen years. The directors of Rookery Farm, David & Elaine Robinson, are staying on to manage the operation which employs some 50 permanent staff.

Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden is a fast growing direct-to-consumer retailer of quality plants, seeds and gardening accessories that has a highly engaged, loyal customer base. This acquisition gives Sarah Raven the ability to increase capacity, enabling them to achieve their longer-term growth plans.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by Corporate partner Paul Rajput with principal support from Joe Lythgoe and Matthew Rowbotham (Corporate), Emily Meredith-Hardy and Aimee Dring (Real Estate), JJ Shaw (Digital, Commerce & Creative), and Victoria Northedge (Employment).

Commenting on the deal, Lewis Silkin’s Paul Rajput stated:

It was a pleasure advising Sarah Raven on this acquisition, which enables Sarah Raven to launch their next phase of growth. The deal highlights Lewis Silkin’s expertise and track record in the retail industry, marking it as a leading firm in the sector.”

Commenting on the deal, Sarah Raven’s CEO Lousie Farman stated:

Paul and the rest of the team at Lewis Silkin have been a joy to work with. Their professionalism and M&A knowledge helped to ensure that the acquisition was as seamless as possible – we felt “safe” as a result of their excellent advice. We are excited to cement our long-standing partnership with Rookery Farm, who has been our principal plant grower and handled our plant fulfilment for many years.”

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