AAK snaps majority stake in lecithin producer Soya International

UK – Specialty ingredients supplier, AAK has acquired 80 percent shareholding in Soya International to expand its ingredient portfolio with speciality lecithins. Soya International focuses on the sourcing, processing and distribution of semi-specialty and speciality […]

Surlat merges with Quillayes to strengthen Emmi’s operations in US

USA – Surlat, a Chilean dairy company and subsidiary of Emmi has merged with its competitor Quillayes to strengthen Emmi’s presence in Latin American. The merger has resulted into a new company, Quillayes Surlat, in […]

South Africa packaging group Sappi to acquire Canadian paper mill for US$175m

SOUTH AFRICA – Sappi Limited, a South Africa based paper packaging group, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill in Quebec, Canada from Rayonier Advanced Materials for US$175 […]

Ethio-Sugar eyes acquisition of two sugar plants in privatisation deal

ETHIOPIA – Ethio-Sugar Manufacturing Share Company, a newly established sugar company, has started negotiations to acquire pioneering state-owned sugar producers Wonji-Shoa and Metehara Sugar Plants. According to the company’s management, the negotiations of the acquisition […]

Givaudan to acquire Vietnamese flavor company Golden Frog

VIETNAM – Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan has announced that it has agreed to acquire Golden Frog, a Vietnamese company owned flavor house for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of the company’s […]

Buhler acquires PR&D, Inc. to strengthen feed offerings in the US

USA – Buhler North America has announced that it has acquired PR&D, Inc., a US-based pellet mill and other equipment service company to expand its feed service offerings in the United States. According to Buhler, […]

Olam to acquire Dangote Flour Mills for US$361m, strengthens Africa footprint

NIGERIA – Global food and agribusiness giant, Olam International has announced that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire Dangote Flour Mills (DFM), Nigeria’s leading wheat milling company for US$361 million (NGN 130 billion). […]

SunOpta’s Tradin Organic acquires organic oils producer Sanmark for US$3.4m

NETHERLANDS – Tradin Organic, organic ingredients supplier and subsidiary of SunOpta has agreed to acquire Dutch based specialty organic oil producer for US$3.4 million (€3 million). The company said the move is set to bolster […]