Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces the acquisition of Nutriad, a global feed additives producer.
This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition. Nutriad, a multinational company headquartered in Dendermonde, Belgium, operates four laboratories and five plants located in Belgium, Spain, the UK, China and the USA.
The business generates gross sales of about US$ 100 million per year.
A manufacturer of feed additives for more than 50 years, Nutriad has a solid product range in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Next to poultry and swine they are also present in aquaculture, dairy and cattle.
Adisseo is convinced that a combination between Nutriad and Adisseo represents a highly attractive opportunity for both companies to build a strong worldwide franchise leveraging on complementary strengths.
Nutriad’s product range, the species addressed, and its target markets are highly complementary to Adisseo’s and will allow the combined business to implement integrated solutions and offer even more value to customers.
Commenting on the acquisition, Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo, said: “Today we take another major step forward in delivering our strategy and we are thrilled to welcome the Nutriad team as they join the Adisseo family. We look forward to welcoming the Nutriad employees with their great knowledge and expertise. The acquisition of Nutriad supports our ambition for accelerating growth of our Specialties business in order to address our customers’ needs. Together, we will set up an efficient organization which should allow us to strengthen our global product portfolio’s competitiveness and its overall efficiency. We will also mutually benefit from respective strengths and global commercial coverage for product registration, sales, marketing and worldwide distribution network, with combined sales in more than 100 countries.”
Erik Visser, CEO of Nutriad added: “We are excited to become part of Adisseo because both companies are driven by the same ambition – to deliver the most innovative and practical feed solutions to our customers. We are proud of what we have achieved in recent years, as Nutriad is growing rapidly across species and geographies. By combining our strengths with those of Adisseo, we can jointly accelerate success for our customers.”