Hicks,Muse,Tate & Furst Take a big bite into the UK biscuit industry.

Investee Company – Burton’s Biscuits.

Investee Company Country – UK.

Investee Company Business Type – Biscuit manufacturer.

Type of Financing – Acquisition.

Equity Providers – Hicks, Muse, Tate, & Furst.

Equity Leader (Individual) – John Muse.

Debt Provider – Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Deutsche Bank.

Debt Type – Senior Debt.

Debt Leader – Undisclosed.

Equity Amount – £130m.

Total Deal Value – Undisclosed

Other Advisors – Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette.

Comments – The two merged biscuit manufacturers will hold a market share of approximately 20%, and will be the second largest company in the UK biscuit market, producing well know brands such as Wagon Wheels, Jammie Dodgers, and Viscount Biscuits.