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December 16 2022, David R Brown

Barentz acquires French nutraceuticals distributor, Natural

Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor, has acquired Natural, a supplier of herbal and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry. The purchase of Natural follows the acquisition of Unipex by Barentz earlier this year and will significantly strengthen Barentz' value-added product offering for dietary supplements, as well as enabling further growth in key nutraceuticals markets globally.

We are impressed with the business built by the Natural team

Hidde van der Wal
CEO of Barentz

Founded in 2010, Natural is a distributor of naturally-sourced, herbal and functional ingredients for the nutraceuticals (dietary supplements) industry in France and Europe. Key products supplied by Natural include amino acids, botanical extracts, marine products, mushrooms, nutritional ingredients, probiotics, vitamins and yeasts. The company operates distribution model focused on delivering (and securing supply for) a unique portfolio of nutraceutical ingredients solutions to brands and CDMO-customers. Natural employees 26 people.

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, commented: “We are very excited to welcome the Natural team onboard. We are impressed with the business built by the Natural team. They are a perfect match with our qualitative portfolio, our global processes and the ESG standards we are following.”

Christopher Desailly, CEO of Natural added: “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.”

About Barentz
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, North America, South America and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of €2.1 billion, the company employs around 2,000 people worldwide and serves over 22,000 customers.

Source(s): Barentz Press Release

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