Darrell Lea sold to Australian private equity firm

The family that brought Darrell Lea confectionery back from the brink has sold the business to a private equity fund. Christina and Tony Quinn acquired Darrell Lea in 2012 after the business went into voluntary administration. It is believed the pair has now sold Darrell Lea to Sydney-based Quadrant Private Equity for approximately...

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