Oterra beefs up natural colour offering with acquisition of Symrise’s Diana Food’s coloring business

GERMANY – Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, has signed a transactional agreement with German flavour and fragrance company Symrise, to acquire its natural food coloring business, Diana Food’s. Following the completion of the transaction, Oterra will fully integrate Diana Food’s natural coloring business into its world class offering. This is the second acquisition in a short period of time for Oterra since its acquisition by private equity firm EQT and becoming a standalone company. In June this year, the food ingredients company acquired SECNA Natural Ingredients…

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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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