NewRiver REIT plans to acquire Hawthorn Leisure Holdings from shareholders and Avenue Capital Group for £100m (134.66m).

NewRiver REIT is a real estate investment trust based in the UK, while Hawthorn Leisure Holdings is a British pub operator. Avenue Capital Group is a private equity firm based in the US.

The transaction will be funded through the existing resources of NewRiver REIT.

Finsbury is the public relations (PR) advisor to NewRiver REIT, while Sapient Corporate Finance (formerly PC Hansen & Co) is the financial advisor to Hawthorn Leisure for the offering.

Limagrain Cereales Ingredients has agreed to acquire Unicorn Grain Specialties Holding for an undisclosed sum.

Based in France, Limagrain Cereales Ingredients develops and produces authentic and functional cereal ingredients. It processes cereals into flaking grits, semolina, flours, fibres and granules for making bakery, snacks, breakfast cereals, convenience foods and bioplastics,

Based in the Netherlands, Unicorn Grain Specialties is a developer, producer and supplier of treated grains, while Nordian Capital Partners is a private equity fund.

The Middleby Corp. has entered a definitive agreement with UTC Climate, Controls & Security to acquire Taylor Company, a division of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration for $1bn.

“Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has acquired a majority stake in Think Spirits.”

The Middleby manufactures, markets and services equipment used in the commercial food services, food processing and residential kitchen equipment industries.

Taylor Company is a manufacturer of foodservice equipment, while UTC is a provider of fire safety and security, building automation, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems.

The all-cash transaction will be funded through Middleby’s existing revolving credit facility.

The transaction will enable Middleby to strengthen its position in the commercial foodservice industry, improve its capabilities in automated cooking solutions and add a critical technology to its portfolio of automated cooking solutions.

Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has acquired a majority stake in Think Spirits for an undisclosed sum.

Based in Luxembourg, ABG is a producer, distributor, logistics provider and retailer of alcohol, while Think Spirits is an independent distributor of spirit brands in Australia.

ABG produces and distributes its beverages in Australia, the Baltics, Russia, Mexico and the UK. It markets more than 130 brands, including Riga Black Balsam, Moskovskaya Vodka, Rooster Rojo Tequila and Cosmopolitan Diva.

The transaction will support ABG’s global expansion strategy.