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Galmere Proud Awards Recipient

Galmere Proud Awards Recipient

10 October 2019 – Galmere Foods entered three products for the 2019 Blas na hEireann Irish Foods Awards – and left Dingle on Saturday with four awards!

Our own branded fresh pesto, Pestle and Mortar, won both Gold (sundried tomato red pesto) and Silver (green basil pesto) in the highly competitive sauces category.

The chowder we make for our valued partners Centra won a Gold Award.

And finally Galmere won best food business in Galway.

We could not be more proud of and delighted for the talented team that work so hard to create these award winning foods.


Donworth disposes of Cold Move shares in management buy out

Donworth disposes of Cold Move shares in management buy out.

Donworth provided corporate advice and raised finance for the MBO led acquisition of Cold Move from NAMA in 2015.  The company acquired a minority stake and chaired the Board, providing strategic advice and support services to the business over the past four years.  Donworth has now exited this investment and we wish Jason Mallon, Stephen Gillen and the team every success in the future.

Investing in Growth

Donworth company Galmere Foods invests €1.2m in its facility with the capital initiatives co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.

The first phase of redeveloping the business focused on securing industry accreditation, product development and building a secure customer base.

This partnership has facilitated further modernisation of Galmere’s production facilities, generating a significant improvement in productivity which creates the capacity for planned future growth.

Donworth Secures Management Buy Out for Cold Move

Donworth Capital has completed a €4.5m deal to complete the management buy out of Cold Move Ltd, in the process securing a minority shareholding and placing John Casey of Donworth as Chairman of the Board. Cold Move provides temperature controlled and ambient supply chain management services to retailers, manufacturers, brand owners and food service operators. This secures over 100 jobs (60 direct employees) in four facilities based in Galway and Dublin, servicing customers in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Managing Director Jason Mallon joined the business at its inception in 2005 and together with senior management has partnered with John Casey of Donworth to structure the acquisition which was part financed by Bank of Ireland. Cold Move recorded turnover of €7.6m in 2014 and is forecast for continued growth.

Donworth continues to successfully implement its strategy of investing in businesses with growth potential and providing strategic corporate advice to businesses on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring.

Jason Mallon of Cold Move comments, “We are now well placed to continue Cold Move’s development as a leader in the supply chain sector. The re-structuring brings expertise and a well-financed balance sheet, enabling the development of our business. The team would like to thank Donworth for their on-going support through the process and welcomes John as Chairman of the Board of Cold Move.”.