CLEVELAND, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — US-based International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced its intentions to acquire Israeli flavor and fragrance ingredients company Frutarom in a stock and cash transaction worth $7.1 billion. This purchase will produce a market leader in natural products and a strong competitor for market leader Givaudan in the larger flavors and fragrances market. stated, “Consolidation within the flavors and fragrance industry has been on the cards since Swiss giant Givaudan agreed to acquire 40.6 percent of the shares of Naturex, the global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients in March.”

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According to Freedonia Group analyst Christine O’Keefe, “Frutarom has been active in the acquisition sphere for the past few years, strengthening its position in the natural flavors market. With 75% of sales coming from natural flavors, this acquisition will enable IFF to better capitalize on the continued growth in demand for natural flavors, a trend expected to provide strong gains over the next five years. Frutarom’s geographic reach and customer base – primarily small to mid-sized customers – also neatly meshes with IFF’s.”

For information on flavors and fragrances see the studies Natural Flavors & Fragrances and World Flavors & Fragrances, written by O’Keefe, or go to the Chemicals studies page for more titles:

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