Cooks Food Group Limited


Transaction Type: Company meeting (Acquisition)

Acquirer: DSL Management Limited, Esquires Coffee Houses Ireland Limited, Esquires Coffee (UK) Limited, Progressive Processors Limited

Independent Adviser(s): Simmons Corporate Finance (Rule 18)

Date of meeting: 1/10/2013


On 1 October 2013, Cooks Food Group Limited (Cooks) held a shareholders’ meeting to consider resolutions to approve various acquisitions and allotments involving the following companies (among others):

  • DSL Management Limited
  • Esquires Coffee Houses Ireland Limited
  • Esquires Coffee (UK) Limited
  • Progressive Processors Limited

Cooks was an NZX-listed shell company and the acquisitions represented a backdoor listing of Franchise Development Limited and the above companies into Cooks.

At the meeting, shareholders approved the resolutions in respect of the acquisitions and allotments. On 9 October 2013, Cooks changed its name to Cooks Global Foods Limited.

The Panel approved Simmons Corporate Finance to prepare a rule 18 independent adviser’s report on the merits of the transactions.


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