Clariant gains full ownership of Brazil natural ingredients firm

August 30, 2021 |

In Brazil, Swiss specialty chemical Clariant has bought out the 70% of shares it did not already own in Beraca, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for the personal care industry, from company’s founders. 

Beraca produces natural ingredients for the personal care sector, including inter alia fats, oils and botanicals, which are all collected and extracted in an environmentally sustainable manner. Located in the Amazon region, Beraca also promotes the development of communities and is “strongly committed” to sustainability and fair trade processes. The company generated sales of $15 million in 2020.

“With its focus on sustainable products and processes, Beraca fits perfectly into Clariant’s portfolio,” emphasizes Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant. “We gain valuable access to natural materials based on the biodiversity of the Brazilian rainforest. This opens up great opportunities for high-quality growth for our Care Chemicals business.”

Clariant first acquired a 30% stake in Beraca in 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clariant aims to close the transaction by year-end. 

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