Oterra completes acquisition of SECNA

Date: 28.06.2021Source: Oterra

Oterra, has announce that further to the announcement of April 27 2021, it has completed its acquisition of SECNA Natural Ingredients Group S.L.

This is the first acquisition for Oterra, which itself was purchased by private investment firm EQT in March 2021 when Chr. Hansen divested their natural colours business (Chr. Hansen Natural Colours). Oterra, recently announced its intention to pursue a second acquisition, namely Diana Food’s colours business.

Said Odd Erik Hansen, CEO, Oterra: “This is an exciting time for the industry as demand for natural colours continues to increase. We expect the addition of SECNA to be a meaningful contributor to Oterra’s growth in 2021 and beyond, as we solidify our position as the world’s leading supplier of natural colours. We look forward to offering both our and SECNA’s, customers a fully integrated go-to-market service soon.”  

With this acquisition, Oterra, will further enhance its value offerings to customers worldwide. Notable portfolio additions include SECNA’S anthocyanins from black carrots and grape, as well as caramel, and an organic range. After a period, the SECNA group will be fully incorporated into Oterra.

Approximately 80 SECNA employees, based in Spain and Italy, will join Oterra. This is an exciting time for Oterra, who look forward to having them on the team.

Concluded Hansen: “SECNA’s skilled and competent workforce stood out from the start, and I am happy to welcome them to the Oterra family.” For more visit oterra.com

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