Burger man gets the chocolates

Clarendon Lawyers recently advised Simon Crowe, the founder of premium burger restaurant chain Grill’d, on the acquisition of the Koko Black business, a luxury chocolatier business, from its administrators.

This transaction is testament to the hard work and vision of Simon, who in commenting on the transaction, stated: “I have been interested in the Koko Black business for a number of years and I am very excited by the challenge to improve and develop it into a truly great business.”

The Clarendon Lawyers team was led by Managing Director, Tony Symons, who was assisted by Senior Associate, Ken Gitahi, together with Alexandra Gleed, Patrick Allan and Natasha Arora.

In commenting on the transaction, which adds to the number of significant deals completed by Clarendon Lawyers recently, Tony Symons stated: “I am delighted that Clarendon Lawyers was able to assist Simon fulfil a long-held desire to acquire the Koko Black business. Simon is a fantastic retailer and has the skills and experience to take the business through its next growth phase. We wish him every success in his aim to develop Koko Black into a truly great business.”

About Koko Black

Koko Black is a leading specialty retailer within the high-end chocolate and confectionary market with a national presence. Koko Black was established in 2001 and the first Koko Black salon opened in December 2003.