In brief: Frutarom makes eighth acquisition of the year

IFF to create ‘taste, scent & nutrition leader’ with $9bn Frutarom acquisition
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Isreali flavours and natural ingredients company, Frutarom, is continuing its acquisitive streak by taking a 60% stake in Thai company The Mighty.

The latest acquisition – its eighth of 2017 – sees the flavours specialist take a majority stake in the Thai business for $12 million.

The deal also includes the activity of Maharaj Food Co. and Mighty International, which will be collectively pooled together under Mighty.

Frutarom will initially acquire 49% of and, subject to regulatory approvals in Thailand, will raise its holdings to 60%.

Mighty’s sales turnover in the 12 months ended August 2017 totalled $15 million.