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The global life science ingredients leader Barentz International has announced to acquire North America’s leading specialty distributors Maroon Group. The deal will expand Barentz’ activities and is aligned with Barentz’ strategy to become a global leader in the life science and broader specialty chemical industries.

  • Maroon operates at a broad national level in the US market as well as across Canada
  • Maroon Group is a world class distributor and one of the largest specialty suppliers to the HI&I, personal care & pharmaceutical, food & nutrition, and CASE markets across North America.
  • Maroon will fit seamlessly into Barentz’ global product portfolio and will have access to synergistic business development opportunities across all of North America.

In Sep 2020, Barentz International, announced the acquisition of two Dutch-based spice specialists: Royal Polak Spices – a leading business-to-business cinnamon specialist, and De Weerd Spices – specialist in natural taste development and innovation for the European food industry. The acquisition of both companies is aligned with Barentz’ strategy to become a global leader in the life science industries, and to further develop taste and nutrition knowledge, products and services within the Human Nutrition sector.

In Aug 2020: Barentz International had strengthened its activities in the Czech Republic through the acquisition of Prague-based, Conneco Chemicals s.r.o. – a well-known specialist in formulating and blending ingredients for the health and nutrition industry. The acquisition further consolidates Barentz’ position in Czech Republic and follows the acquisition of a majority share in pharmaceutical company, IMCoPharma, last year.

In May 2020: Barentz International, had expanded its activities in the dynamic world of taste and nutrition. The company had acquired Chicago-based Ingredients Inc – a very successful family business in the USA, and a leading developer and supplier of high-quality ingredients to food and beverage, pet food and nutraceutical manufacturers.

About Barentz

Barentz headquartered in HB Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is a global life science ingredients supplier for the Human Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care and Animal Nutrition markets. The company distributes ingredients for products to all sized enterprises and large customers worldwide. The company has operations in around 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and Asia. The company employees approximately 1,100 people worldwide.

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