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1975 The company was founded by Harry Solomon and David Thompson as Hillsdown Holdings, a holding company for a number of their investments. The name came from Thompson's house - Hillsdown.
The Principal areas of activity were:
1981 it acquired Lockwood Foods, a canned foods business
1986 Bought various food businesses from Beecham Group
At the end of 1994, acquired Lyons Biscuits Ltd.
1999 The company was bought by the private equity company Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst.
2002 Bought Nestlé's ambient foods business.
2004 Premier Foods was listed on the London Stock Exchange.