December 20, 2022
Translink Corporate Finance in France and in the Netherlands acted as the exclusive advisor to Barentz on the acquisition of nutraceuticals distributor, Natural.
Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor, acquired Natural, a supplier of premium, naturally sourced, herbal, and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry in France and Europe. The Verrières-en-Anjou (Angers) based company operates a customer-focused distribution model, with a relentless focus on delivering (and securing supply of) a unique portfolio of nutraceutical ingredients solutions to brands and CDMO-customers at highest service-levels.
The acquisition of Natural follows the acquisition of Unipex by Barentz earlier this year and will significantly strengthen Barentz’ value-add product offering for dietary supplements and enables further growth in key nutraceuticals markets globally.
Natural offers a unique and highly strategic opportunity to strengthen Barentz’s leading position in France post the Unipex acquisition and adds a sizeable nutraceuticals business to Barentz in Europe. The acquisition will significantly strengthen Barentz’s value-add product offering of natural and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry. Significant growth is expected in key nutraceuticals markets globally.
“There is a massive synergy between the nutraceutical activities of Barentz and Natural. And moreover, we do have a great cultural click. We are excited to continue our journey, now with the additional support of Barentz’s expertise and their impressive global and regional networks,” said Christopher Desailly, CEO of Natural.
“We are very excited to welcome the Natural team on board. We are impressed with the business build by the Natural team. They are a perfect match with our qualitative portfolio, our global processes and the ESG standards we are following,” commented Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz.
“We’re delighted to be part of this new acquisition for Barentz. Natural is a very good fit for our client and the future of the combined companies looks very promising,” said Marc Irisson, Partner at Translink Corporate Finance France. “It has been a privilege and great pleasure to assist Barentz in this important next step into the French market,” concluded Maarten de Boer, Partner at Translink Corporate Finance in The Netherlands.
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Founded in 2010, Natural is a distributor of natural, herbal, and functional ingredients for the nutraceuticals (dietary supplements) industry in France and Europe. The company operates a customer-focused distribution business model, with a relentless focus on delivering (and securing supply of) a unique portfolio of high-quality nutraceutical ingredients solutions to its customers at highest service levels.
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