Chr. Hansen Natural Colors renamed Oterra following acquisition by Swedish private equity firm EQT

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, a provider of natural colors to the food industry, has announced that it is changing its name to Oterra, effective immediately. The rebrand follows the business’ acquisition by investment firm EQT earlier this year and the subsequent establishment as a standalone company. Oterra, the new name for the former Chr. Hansen division is said to be inspired by the Latin word for earth. The company says that the rebranding reflects its commitment to provide the world with colours from natural sources and to “contribute…

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Chr. Hansen Natural Colors expands pigment portfolio with acquisition of Secna Natural Ingredients Group

DENMARK – Food ingredients company Chr. Hansen Natural Colors has announced its acquisition of food and beverage colours provider, Secna Natural Ingredients Group. The deal marks Chr. Hansen Natural Colors’ first major transaction since being acquired by private equity firm EQT and becoming a standalone company. Following the acquisition, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors will gain access to Secna Group’s pigment portfolio, which includes anthocyanins from black carrots and grape. The Denmark based company will also expand its footprint in Spain, Italy and Turkey where Secna has an established presence. Commenting…

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