Chr. Hansen acquires natural colour provider

Chr. Hansen

Wednesday, 28 April, 2021

Chr. Hansen acquires natural colour provider

EQT portfolio company Chr. Hansen Natural Colors has announced it has integrated SECNA Natural Ingredients Group into its portfolio.

It is the first major transaction for the firm, which has an industry focus towards natural colours, after becoming a standalone company.

The company said the investment strengthens its position by giving it access to SECNA Groups’ strong pigment portfolio, which notably includes anthocyanins from black carrots and grape, and caramel.

“We’re committed to continuing to find new ways to harness and share the power of nature’s true colours. This is the first of many exciting milestones for us as a standalone company,” said Odd Erik Hansen, CEO, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors.

“We look to enhance our value proposition and strengthen our operational platform together with the team at SECNA at a time when demand for naturally sourced colours is increasing.”

SECNA Group CEO Gabriel Muñoz said the partnership is the ideal opportunity to join forces with a like-minded, established industry leader.

“It’s a win-win situation as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors will add our strong pigment offerings in anthocyanins and caramel to their collection, while providing our valued customers and suppliers with access to their portfolio, technologies and market reach, which is the most extensive in the industry.”

“The combination of our colour platforms puts us in a prime position to better serve the market and our customers, and we’re looking forward to welcoming SECNA Groups’ 100 employees to the Chr. Hansen Natural Colors team,” said Klaus Bjerrum, COO, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors.

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