Burton’s Biscuit Company

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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Company details
Year2010
Rank63
CompanyBurton’s Biscuit Company
ActivityBiscuit and snack maker
LocationSt Albans
Sales £m312
Operating profit £m6
Main shareholdersCIBC (>50%), other shareholders include Apollo Global Management and Metropolitan Life Insurance
Staff2,499
Founded1929
Websitewww.burtonsbiscuits.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda