Strategic Leap: CFS Acquires Vitafor Invest NV, Begium-Driving Transformative Growth in Animal Nutrition

Camlin Fine Sciences Limited (INE052101032) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary viz. Dresen Quimica SAPI De CV, Mexico (CFS Mexico) has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with shareholders of Vitafor Invest NV Belgium (Vitafor), whereby it has acquired the entire 100% stake at a value of Euro 1 (Euro One Only) on June 11, 2024.

This acquisition results in ownership of 100% stake in Vitafor Invest NV, Belgium and its underlying subsidiaries/ associates namely AddiTech NV (100%); Vitafor NV (100%); Vitafor China Ltd. (100%); Europe Bio Engineering BV (100%) and Vial Sàrl (45%). This strategic move signals CFS’s commitment to fortify its position and drive substantial growth in the animal nutrition sector.

This acquisition helps Camlin Fine Sciences (CFS) to integrate Vitafor’s assets and expertise by harmonising it into the Animal Nutrition business, strengthening CFS’s expertise in shelf-life enhancement, feed safety, and animal performance solutions. Vitafor’s specialty products in feed ingredients, nutritional products, hygiene products and disinfectants, will consolidate CFS’s portfolio across various animal segments. It enables CFS to swiftly penetrate new geographies by offering comprehensive solutions to customers by leveraging its established supply channels and robust distribution network.

CFS’s Animal Nutrition business has been expanding beyond antioxidants, with an established presence in products such as toxin binders, mold inhibitors, pellet binders, growth promoters, moisture optimization and feed sanitization programmes across poultry, swine, ruminants, aqua, and pet food segments. Experience of CFS in successful acquisition of CFS Mexico in 2016 then excellent growth of its operations enables efficient integration of Vitafor. Acquisition of CFS Mexico was a strategic move that strengthened CFS’s presence across Mexico, Central America, and the Andean States for animal nutrition segment and integration of Vitafor would certainly be the next strategic leap forward.

“This collaboration with Vitafor is a testament to our steadfast growth strategy and commitment to enhancing our portfolio with reputed brands.” shares Nirmal Momaya, Managing Director at CFS. It not only expands our footprint across markets but also amplifies our capacity for innovation, fast-tracks our journey towards building a comprehensive portfolio.”

About Camlin Fine Sciences Limited:

Camlin Fine Sciences Limited is one of the world’s leading fully integrated manufacturers and conducts its operations in three core domains: Specialty Ingredients, Aroma Ingredients, and Performance Chemicals. Apart from offering high-quality protection and safety solutions for the food, petfood, biodiesel and animal nutrition industry, it has a product basket, which can help improve animal performance. With a focus on antibiotic alternatives, improving Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) in livestock and building sustainability, CFS continues to set new benchmarks in nutritional solutions for the animal nutrition industry.

Over the last three decades, it has earned customer loyalty with market knowledge, expertise, product offering and customer service. Bringing science alive in a way that touches numerous lives across the globe, every day, is a pursuit that gives CFS much joy. It’s fine sciences for fine living.

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