Barentz International acquires leading specialty distributors Maroon Group

NORTH AMERICA – Barentz International, a global distributor of life science ingredients, has entered into a definitive, written agreement to acquire Maroon Group, one of North America’s leading specialty distributors an acquisition that is expected to bring a series of synergies for both companies. Maroon was acquired by a private equity firm CI Capital in partnership with the company’s management team in 2014. It is a supplier of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals focused on improving the quality and length of life. It provides products that help our customers…

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Barentz International acquires American ingredients supplier

NETHERLANDS – Dutch distributor of life science ingredients, Barentz International has expanded its activities in the dynamic world of taste and nutrition with the acquisition of Chicago-based Ingredients Inc. Ingredients Inc is a family business in the USA, and a one of the leading developers and suppliers of ingredients to food and beverage, pet food and nutraceutical manufacturers. The acquisition, whose financial details were not revealed, diversifies Barentz’ sources, enabling it to deliver a wider range of high-quality ingredient solutions in the USA market. Jim Stewart, founder and Managing Director…

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Barentz International forms joint venture with Matco Foods in Pakistan

PAKISTAN – Dutch specialty ingredients distributor, Barentz international has formed a joint venture with Pakistan based Matco Foods Limited to better serve the rapidly growing Pakistani food processing market. Backed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Matco Foods is a leading agribusiness in South Asia, with over 50 years’ experience in the rice industry and a global portfolio of more than 150 corporate customers. The agro processing company exports to over 60 countries around the globe from its 4 rice processing plants and one rice glucose plant situated in Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan. Following…

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Barentz receives strategic investment from Cinven to accelerate global expansion

NETHERLANDS – Barentz, a leading provider of ingredients to the food and beverage industry, has received an investment from European private equity firm, Cinven. Barentz said the investment, whose financial terms were not disclosed, will support the company’s expansion plans in order to serve the structurally growing market on a global scale. The company already has active production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia, providing value-added technical support including pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing. Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, said: “We are delighted to be…

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Barentz forms joint venture with Dutch ingredients company TasteStrik

NETHERLANDS – Barentz International B.V., a leading supplier of ingredients for the food and nutrition industry has formed a joint venture with the Dutch family business, TasteStrik. The joint venture supports Barentz’ strategy of offering the broadest portfolio of quality ingredients in the life sciences industries. Both companies look to benefit from collaborative expertise in developing new ideas and innovative solutions for food and beverage manufacturers in the European market. Barentz brings in international capabilities in distributing high-quality ingredients for the food, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, personal care and animal nutrition segment.…

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