Hillary Graves

Little Dish secures £17m equity investment

Little Dish, the UK leader in healthy, nutritious food for toddlers, has secured a growth equity investment from Profile Capital Management LLC.

Co-founded by Hillary Graves in 2006, the business is now run jointly with her CEO and husband Dean Brown, both of whom retain a significant stake in the group. 

The health-focused food brand sells nationally within the major multiple retailers and is growing at 40% year-on-year. It now has plans to expand into the US.

Joelson’s private equity lawyers advised Little Dish on the deal valued at £17m (US$21.5m).

Paul Chiappe, lead transaction partner within Joelson’s highly ranked corporate team, has worked with Little Dish from the outset.

He said: “The team at Joelson have watched Little Dish grow from strength to strength and were delighted to play a part in this transformative transaction.

“The business now has a fantastic platform to break into a US market that is primed to receive this food category.”

Hillary Graves, founder, added: “Joelson have expertly guided the business over the years.

“Paul and his team delivered a very complex transaction with calm, ruthless efficiency, we could not have been in better hands.”

Published: 29 September 2017

Article by Bryce Wilcock
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