Established in 1927 and privately owned by the Lea family until getting into financial trouble in 2012 and being acquired by the Quinn family. In 2018 Quadrant Private Equity bought a majority stake for $200m. The Quinn family also sold a majority stake in its VIP Petfoods business in 2015 to Quadrant. Darrell Lea acquired the Life Savers brand from Nestle in 2018, acquiring the rights to the lolly in Australia and New Zealand.
|Darrell Lea Confectionery Co Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Quadrant Private Equity Pty Ltd
owns 85% of Darrell Lea Confectionery Co Pty Ltd
| Quinn Foods Pty Ltd
owns 15% of Darrell Lea Confectionery Co Pty Ltd
|Darrell Lea Confectionery Co Pty Ltd|
For 9 years Darrell Lea avoided repeated attempts by Stop the Traffik Australia to discuss using cocoa certified as free of trafficked and forced labour in its chocolate products. In April 2018 Darrell Lea finally announced their intention to make their cocoa procurement 100% sustainable within the following 12 months.
[Source 2018][More on Workers Rights]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops. However since then the company has had a change of ownership so their current GM status in unknown.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
|Quadrant Private Equity Pty Ltd|
|No assessment data currently available for Quadrant Private Equity Pty Ltd|
|Company Structure||Private company|
|Revenue||$100 million in 2009|
|Address||200 Rocky Point Rd, Kogarah, NSW, 2217, Australia|
|Phone||02 9529 3366|
|Fax||02 9529 2112|
Products / BrandsDarrell Lea
Darrell Lea Chocolate
Darrell Lea Sweets & Lollies
Life Savers Sweets & Lollies
Ricci Sweets & Lollies