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Leading supplier to the foodservice sector in the U.K. and France

Investment: 2002  

Brakes is a leading food supplier to caterers in the U.K. and France. Its strong understanding of the catering industry – combined with its innovative products and services – has helped Brakes develop into a major supplier of frozen, fresh and ambient foods. It is also the second largest player in the frozen and chilled sectors in France. CD&R sold Brakes in 2007. Through the course of CD&R's investment EBITDA increased by approximately 70%.