Thursday October 22, 2020

The voracious fruit firm that got swallowed whole

The story of Fyffes is one of big-ticket deals, relentless acquisitions and bad blood erupting into acrimonious legal battles, writes Jack Horgan-Jones

11th March, 2018
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David McCann, former executive chairman of Fyffes Pic: Tony O’shea

The deal, when it came, had all the trappings of a blue-chip union. One huge company being bought by an even bigger Asian investor; a plan hatched over fine dining in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel; and a price tag of €751 million to boot. It was the end of Fyffes as we knew it, but it was a fitting end for a company which had been a must-have in Irish stock portfolios and was a stalwart...

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