Perkins Foods

Originally founded in 1948, Perkins Foods was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1990 but was taken private in 2001 with backing from ABN AMRO, after a disappointing share price performance. The company makes a wide range of ethnic ready meals, cooked meats and other chilled and frozen convenience foods. Expansion into Europe accounted for just over half of its sales of £397m in 2001, when the company employed 3,745 staff.

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Company details
CompanyPerkins Foods
ActivityFood producer
Sales £m †397
Profit £m †17
Year endDec 01
Principal shareholdersInvestors led by ABN AMRO (77.5%)

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure