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Barentz receives investment from Cinven to accelerate global expansion

28-11-2019

Private equity firm Cinven has invested in Barentz, an ingredients provider. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients and additives for products to customers globally. The company sources speciality ingredients from manufacturers worldwide. Through its production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia, …

Mesirow Financial buys Olam’s US onion and garlic real estate assets for US$110.3M

26-11-2019

Olam West Coast, a subsidiary of Olam International, has agreed to sell the real estate assets of its onion and garlic processing facility in Gilroy, California to Mesirow Financial, a Chicago-based investment management firm, for US$110.3 million. Olam has also entered into a tiered revenue sharing arrangement with Mesirow with whom it will share …

Korozo Group expands footprint into Belgium with Vitra/Creavit acquisition

26-11-2019

Korozo Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of a majority stake in Vitra and Creavit. Vitra/Creavit was founded in 1935 in Antwerp, Belgium, and specialises in film conversion for packaging applications in thin film packaging, labels on rolls, and small-sized bags. Vitra has been producing packaging materials for a number of …

Smart Mama concepts offer new solutions for growing maternal nutrition market

26-11-2019

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched two maternal supplementation concepts to support children’s cognitive development during pregnancy and lactation. The Smart Mama drink and Smart Mama bar prototypes contain the ingredient Lacprodan MFGM-10 – a whey protein concentrate featuring the benefits of milk fat globule membranes …

Editor’s pickIFF Health works with By-Health on healthy aging

26-11-2019

IFF Health, Shanghai has sealed a strategic partnership for R&D of anti-aging ingredients with By-Health, a Chinese maker of dietary supplements and raw materials. Under the partnership, both companies will research on the production and international development of science-based anti-aging ingredient formulations. The formulations will have …

DSM partners Shapeways to develop 3D printing solutions

25-11-2019

Royal DSM has established a partnership with Shapeways, a technology platform for product creation through 3D printing, to develop scalable 3D printing solutions. The partnership affirms DSM’s on-going commitment to building a 3D printing ecosystem, while bringing together Shapeway’s technology and digital manufacturing expertise with …