The company reckons it is the nation’s second-largest biscuit maker, producing Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels. It also makes Cadbury’s chocolate biscuits under licence. Founded in 1829 in Staffordshire by George Burton, the company was bought by Duke Street Capital in 2007 for £220m. Last year Burton’s restructured its debt, handing majority ownership to Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Apollo Global Management. Sales were £312m in 2009.
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