Frostkrone Group is a leading manufacturer of deep-frozen snacks in Europe and the USA. The acquisition of Innovate Foods, one of the leading producers of finger food in the UK, and headquartered in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, represented further commitment to Frostkrone's international growth strategy. 

We handled all UK law aspects of this deal, demonstrating in-depth sector knowledge and co-ordinating specialist input on employment, real estate, corporate tax and commercial contracts issues. We worked closely with German law firm, GLNS, who advised on all German law aspects of the transaction.

Key highlights

  • This was an acquisition which showcased the best of Brodies as a full-service UK law firm with international cross-border experience, providing specialist UK legal advice across multiple disciplines, while working in tandem with GLNS who advised on all German law aspects.
  • The deal required us to efficiently deliver our advice across different time zones and jurisdictions, while project managing the teams across several practice areas.

The Brodies team, led by Neil Burgess, were outstanding in supporting us on this transaction, delivering commercially-focused pragmatic advice throughout. They provided excellent guidance and expertise across the board, seamlessly working with our German counsel on cross border elements. The drive, responsiveness and commitment of the Brodies team was invaluable to us in ensuring the success of the deal, which was a key strategic acquisition for Frostkrone Food Group

Matthias S. Obermeyr, Associate Partner, EMERAM Capital Partners Gmb


Since the acquisition by German private equity firm EMERAM of a majority stake in Frostkrone in 2017, the group has shown steady international growth; and the acquisition of Innovate Foods has added a Scottish production site to compliment the group's existing sites in Germany, France and the USA and extends the group's product range.


Neil Burgess

Head of Corporate and Commercial & Partner

Paul Breen

Senior Associate