BWG Foods acquires Morris Brothers Wholesale

Dublin-based BWG Foods has acquired County Donegal-based Morris Brothers Wholesale. BCMS advised the shareholders of Morris Brothers throughout the transaction, which completed in 2012.

Morris Brothers was founded in 1952 and is a family-run wholesale grocery and confectionery business. BWG, a major wholesaler in Ireland, operates a network of around 900 Spar, EuroSpar, Mace and XL stores across the Republic of Ireland and the UK.

“We were delighted with the calibre of the buyer BCMS secured for our business” – Fintan Morris, Morris Brothers

Fintan Morris, Morris Brothers director, said: “We were delighted with the calibre of the buyer BCMS secured for our business and we strongly believe that BWG Foods will deliver the exceptional service our previous clients have become accustomed to. While it has been an exciting and challenging role managing the family business, we are now looking forward to working with our new colleagues in BWG to further develop the business.”

Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG Group, added: “Morris Brothers is an excellent business with over 60 years’ experience in the grocery trade. They share our passion for high standards of service and delivery and the business and management team will make an excellent addition to BWG.”