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Symrise AG: Mergers & Acquisitions: Signing of agreement to acquire International Dehydrated Foods, Inc., American Dehydrated Foods, Inc. as well as IsoNova Technologies LLC

Symrise AG / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions/Expansion
Symrise AG: Mergers & Acquisitions: Signing of agreement to acquire International Dehydrated Foods, Inc., American Dehydrated Foods, Inc. as well as IsoNova Technologies LLC

31-Jan-2019 / 21:29 CET/CEST
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Symrise AG, Holzminden, ISIN: DE000SYM9999

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Signing of agreement to acquire International Dehydrated Foods, Inc., American Dehydrated Foods, Inc. as well as IsoNova Technologies LLC
 

Today, Symrise entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in International Dehydrated Foods LLC ("IDF"), American Dehydrated Foods LLC ("ADF") as well as IsoNova Technologies LLC ("IsoNova") of their respective shareholders as well as certain premises currently used by IDF, ADF and IsoNova from Darrco LLC. IDF, ADF and IsoNova are based in Missouri, USA.
 

IDF develops and produces pet food and food product solutions. The company is specialized in natural dehydrated meat and poultry ingredients. The company offers its products in fresh, frozen, concentrated, and powdered forms. It offers its products through a network of representatives in the United States and Canada; and serves customers in various countries worldwide, including Mexico, Central and South America, the Pacific Rim, Southeast Asia, China, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.
 

ADF develops, produces, and supplies ingredients to pet-food manufacturers. It offers chicken protein, chicken fat, and chicken broth ingredients for use in dog and cat foods, treats, and other consumable pet products. The company offers its products through distributors and representatives in the United States, Europe, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines.
 

IsoNova produces pet food using egg protein specialties. It offers animal health, functional, and nutritional products.
 

The transaction is a strategic acquisition of an all-natural Nutrition business with annual sales of USD220 million and an adjusted EBITDA of USD51 million. The acquired companies do employ a total number of 470 employees. The transaction will be EPS accretive after closing.
 

Symrise plans to invest approximately USD 900 million for the acquisition in this transaction and has already secured the required bridge financing. Symrise plans to refinance such bridge financing - subject to market conditions - by a mix of debt and equity financing.
 

The transaction is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Tobias Erfurth
Investor Relations


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Language:English
Company:Symrise AG
Mühlenfeldstraße 1
37603 Holzminden
Germany
Phone:+49 (0)5531 90 0
E-mail:ir@symrise.com
Internet:www.symrise.com
ISIN:DE000SYM9999, DE000SYM7787, DE000SYM7704
WKN:SYM999
Indices:MDAX
Listed:Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange


 
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