Firmenich acquires Italian Campus
The Swiss Company expands its Natural & Clean Label Capabilities for protein solutions
Swiss Company Firmenich acquires the Italian Parma based Campus, an innovator in the application of natural functional ingredients for protein applications, specializing in clean label, meat, dairy, sauces and plant-based food. This acquisition broadens Firmenich’s capabilities in naturals and protein solutions, cutting across animal and vegan food products.
Firmenich is acquiring Campus from White Bridge Investments and Giampaolo Cagnin. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of this week.
Campus was founded in 2005 in Parma, at the heart of Italy’s “Food Valley,” by Giampaolo Cagnin with a focus on meat. Over the years, the Company has developed deep expertise and applications knowledge in using natural products, such as fibers, to create customized functional solutions for a broad range of protein applications. Campus operates research and production facilities in Italy, and is expanding its footprint globally with a state-of-the-art production plant in Monterrey, Mexico due to start production later this year.
“I am delighted to be welcoming Campus into the Firmenich family, as we share common values, a commitment to world-class research and to leading innovation in natural solutions,” said Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich. “Giampaolo Cagnin and Federico Fulgoni, Campus’s Ceo, have built an impressive organization that we look forward to taking to the next level to offer our customers a complete natural taste experience”.
“With Firmenich’s excellence in research and global market reach, I am excited about the many opportunities ahead for Campus”, remarked Federico Fulgoni, Ceo of Campus. “By combining our capabilities we will accelerate our longstanding goal of offering the most comprehensive range of clean label solutions for protein applications, cutting across animal and plant-based products.”
“Campus is a company that has been built on innovation and has made its mark in protein solutions,” said Gilbert Ghostine, Ceo, Firmenich. “We look forward to working together to expand its reach globally and leverage its capabilities into new categories such as dairy and plant-based solutions to make our customers win today and tomorrow.”
Campus will retain its brand identity and will operate as a functional solutions-focused segment within Flavors.
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