M/13/034 – Adams / First Milk

Transaction details

The Competition Authority has approved the acquisition by Adams Foods Limited of certain assets of First Milk Cheese Company Limited and Scottish Milk Products Limited.

Notification date Decision date
Friday November 29, 2013 Saturday, December 20, 2014
Parties Involved Business activities
Adams Food Limited

Adams is a UK-incorporated subsidiary company of the Irish Dairy Board Cooperative Limited. Adams supplies pre-packed hard cheese to the UK food retailers and to the UK wholesale, convenience and foodservice sectors.

First Milk Cheese Company Limited

First Milk supplies a wide range of dairy products and ingredients for both the UK and international retail and foodservice markets including cheese, raw milk, butter, skimmed milk powder, whey protein and quark.

Scottish Milk Products Limited


Economic sector Media merger
The supply of cheese to retail and foodservice customers in the UK. No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Andrew Rae

Tel: 01-804 5420, e-mail: ar@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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