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June 27 2022, David R Brown

Azelis expands global flavors & fragrances platform with with the addition of Ashapura Aromas, India

Azelis, a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Ashapura Aromas Pvt Limited ("Ashapura"), a leading distributor of ingredients in the flavors & fragrances ("F&F"market in India.

Acquiring a majority stake in Ashapura is an important element of our global growth strategy that completes our F&F offering across all regions

Dr. Hans Joachim Müller
CEO of Azelis

This acquisition provides Azelis with a strong F&F platform in Asia Pacific, creating a global F&F network, following its 2021 acquisitions of Vigon in the US and Quimdis in France, serving the Americas and EMEA regions respectively. Ashapura's extensive product portfolio strategically complements the group's lateral value chain in the fast-growing F&F market segment, strengthening the offering and technical expertise Azelis provides to customers.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Mumbai, Ashapura is the leading distributor of F&F ingredients in India, representing more than 225 principals with well-established partnerships and serving over 900 customers globally through the breadth and depth of its portfolio of products. Ashapura's 100 plus employees will join Azelis, along with founders and owners Ajaykiran and Nayan Gudka, who will remain to lead the business post-integration. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the third quarter, after fulfilment of customary closing conditions.

Dr. Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis Chief Executive Officer, said: “Acquiring a majority stake in Ashapura is an important element of our global growth strategy that completes our F&F offering across all regions following the group's acquisitions of Vigon and Quimdis, and allows us to become a market leader in the F&F industry with Ashapura as the cornerstone of our F&F platform in Asia Pacific.”

Mr. Ajaykiran Gudka, Founder and Managing Director of Ashapura, commented: “We are pleased to join Azelis and create industry leadership in F&F with Vigon & Quimdis, and together achieve a significant market share in the F&F ingredients business. Azelis will give us the opportunity to further grow our business to other countries not only in Asia Pacific but globally. Ashapura will be able to enhance the product offering to customers in India. Suppliers of Ashapura shall benefit with more synchronized supplies of products globally.”

About Azelis
Azelis is a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 3,000 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 51,000 customers, supported by ~2,300 principal relationships, creating a turnover of €2.8 billion (2021).

Source(s): Azelis Press Release

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