Hanover Acceptances

Controlled by the Gorvy family, this is a conglomerate with a focus on juice drinks, property and venture-capital investment. Its operations stretch from Gerber Emig, Europe’s biggest juice drinks producer, to its Dorrington property investment unit, with assets of about £600m. Another subsidiary, African Realty Trust, is among the biggest growers and processors of citrus fruit in southern Africa, while the Fresh Capital unit provides venture-capital backing. Chief executive Sean Gorvy and chairman Manfred Gorvy oversaw group sales of £591m in 2006.

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Company details
CompanyHanover Acceptances
LocationCentral London
Sales £m591
Profit £m49
Year endDec 06
Principal shareholdersGorvy family through Quadriga Holdings (100%)

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