09/09/2021 | Ingredients

Oterra signs agreement to acquire Diana Food’s colouring business

Oterra is pleased to announce that – further to its press release dated 17 June 2021, outlining its intent to acquire Diana Food’s natural food colouring business – both parties have signed the transactional agreement. Following the completion of the transaction, Oterra will fully integrate Diana Food’s natural colouring business into its offering. Diana Food is currently owned by Symrise AG, a global supplier of fragrances, flavours, food, nutrition, and cosmetic ingredients.

This is the second acquisition in a short period of time for Oterra, an EQT portfolio company, who acquired Secna Natural Ingredients Group S.L. in June of this year. For Oterra CEO, Odd Erik Hansen, these acquisitions are a vital part of the company’s strong growth ambitions: “All research shows that the demand for natural food colours continues to grow strongly. The market is expected to reach USD 3.2 billion by 2027 – and adding companies with complementary strengths and offering to our business will enable us to best help our customers on their journey towards natural”. The absorption of Secna and Diana Food’s natural colouring business, cements Oterra’s position as the world leading supplier of natural colours with the widest portfolio in the industry.