Bluestar Adisseo Company has announced an agreement to acquire FRAmelco Group, a Dutch feed additive company.

The transaction is part of Adisseo's strategy to boost its Specialties segment growth as it aims to become a leader of specialty feed ingredients in animal nutrition.

The acquisition will also reinforce Adisseo's position in the health and nutrition market segment.

FRAmelco Group, a family-owned multinational group headquartered in the Netherlands, operates three plants in the country, Spain and Thailand. The business generates gross sales of about €30 million (US$35.4 million) per year.

Most of FRAmelco's sales are attributed to glycerides (short and medium chain fatty acids) that help maintain animal in good health and improve performance and lysolecithins that help improve feed digestibility.

FRAmelco's industrial footprint, product range, technologies and its target markets are highly complementary to Adisseo, according to both companies. The acquisition will also allow the businesses to implement integrated solutions and offer further value to customers who aim to reduce antibiotic usage and enhance animal resilience.

"Today, we take another step forward in implementing our growth strategy on Specialties. We look forward to welcoming the FRAmelco management and employees with their great knowledge and expertise," said Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo.

"The acquisition of FRAmelco is bringing products, solutions and know-hows to better address our customers' current and future needs.

"Together, we will set up an efficient organisation which will allow us to strengthen our global product portfolio's competitiveness. We will become the leader in short and medium chain fatty acids, a promising technology which fits perfectly with our vision of contributing to healthier animals through nutrition. We will also mutually benefit from respective strengths and global commercial coverage to better serve customers and capture market growth."

Lars Snijders, CEO of FRAmelco, said: "We are excited to become part of Adisseo because both companies are driven by the same ambition – to deliver the most innovative and sustainable feed solutions to customers.

"We are proud of what we have achieved in recent years, bringing solutions and value to our clients through our glycerides and lysolecithins technologies. By combining our strengths with those of Adisseo, we can jointly accelerate success."

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