The acquisition of Banham Poultry by Boparan Private Office has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
In October 2021, it was announced that Boparan Private Office had acquired Banham Poultry. Following this announcement, the CMA firstly conducted an initial review of the transaction in November. This was followed by a merger inquiry that began in January 2022.
Boparan Private Office is owned by food entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, as well as turkey company, Bernard Matthews.
Based in Attleborough, Norfolk, Banham Poultry had previously undergone a series of changes and set-backs in recent years.
It supplies chicken meat throughout the UK to major supermarkets, other established stores and wholesalers. About 55% of production is whole birds, and 45% is portions.
The company has its own hatchery and a transport department for shipping live, chilled and frozen products.