Amyris signs $500M deal with DSM Nutritional Products

March 31, 2021 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. has signed and closed an agreement with DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal DSM for the exclusive rights to supply Amyris’s product portfolio of flavor and fragrance (F&F) ingredients. Amyris will continue to develop, scale and manufacture future molecules with its existing partners and DSM.

The total transaction value is estimated at over $500 million from short and long-term contributions with approximately 1/3 as an upfront payment at closing, more than 1/3 from potential earn-out payments based on milestones over the three year period from 2022 through 2024, and the remainder attributable to a 15-year manufacturing agreement between Amyris and DSM and the expected value of developing and scaling a pipeline of new F&F molecules through collaboration agreements.

Amyris will continue to develop, scale-up and produce all existing ingredients in its F&F portfolio with the support of DSM and Amyris’s current F&F partners. Amyris’s F&F partners have extended their current R&D collaboration agreements by 15 years to accelerate the development of future F&F ingredients. DSM will be responsible for the commercial relationship with Amyris’s current partners. The parties expect that the combination of DSM’s market reach and Amyris’s proprietary synthetic biology and fermentation platform will accelerate the industry’s transition to clean, sustainable chemistry.

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