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Investment: Yapp Brothers to Reh Kendermann 

Award winning Yapp Brothers is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading French and regional wine importers and was awarded the 'Top Ten Wine Shops in the UK' by The Times. Based in Mere, Wiltshire, the company run the shop, mail order and internet retail operations and supply many of the best restaurants in the UK including the Fat Duck, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.

Owners Jason Yapp and Tom Ashworth engaged Avondale to seek investment in the company. Through intense research and careful positioning of unique synergies to individual buyers, Avondale created a competitive bid environment, leading to over 50 potential purchasers declaring an interest and five offers. After rigorous vetting and negotiations, Reh Kendermann’s offer was deemed to be the strongest and most suitable.    

Reh Kendermann is one of the largest wine producers in Germany and the acquisition of Yapp Brothers enabled them to expand the company's portfolio and build a route into the UK market.

The completion of the deal was overseen by Avondale; our expert advice added value throughout and ensured the deal was agreed within four months. Avondale’s negotiations and clear synergies between the purchaser and vendor ensured a smooth handover. The transaction from launch to completion took seven months. 

“Avondale were with us from the start to the end of this process, demonstrating professionalism, attention to detail and imparting excellent advice. We could not have been more satisfied with our choice of partner for this journey”
Tom Ashworth, CEO, Yapp Brothers

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