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Ambienta's portfolio company Nactarome completes the acquisition of FIAS

AmbientaToday, Ambienta SGR SpA, one of Europe's largest asset managers entirely focused on environmental sustainability, announced that its platform company Nactarome Group, one of the leading players in the European markets for food colours, flavours and ingredients continue its growth with the acquisition of FIAS - Fabbrica Italiana Aromi Speciali S.r.l.

The acquisition of FIAS, a leader in naturals flavours, solidifies the leadership position of Nactarome in Italian ice cream and sweet markets, and further strengthen Nactarome's focus on natural products, R&D, innovation, and service level that are essential to serve an extensive and diversified customer base of 4,500 clients served across 100 countries worldwide.

The sweet and bakery markets, in line with the overall food industry, are being significantly impacted by strong, long-term sustainability trends, as demand is radically shifting towards more natural and healthier products. Ambienta is capitalising on this emerging trend by transforming Nactarome into Europe's leading natural ingredients platform.

Dr Hans Udo Wenzel, founder and Chairman of Nactarome, said: "The acquisition of FIAS is an important further step in our overall strategy to improve and complement our position in the main application areas for Food Flavours and Colours. FIAS has an outstanding track record in serving important international customers in core Sweet segments both in Italy and internationally. We welcome the FIAS team in Nactarome and are sure that we will create together many new interesting opportunities in our markets".

Paolo Cunial, co-owner of FIAS, added: "We believe that joining the Nactarome Group represents a real development opportunity for FIAS and we look forward to working with our new partners to enlarge the range and to improve more over the quality of our products and services."

Andrea Venturini, Principal at Ambienta, said: "Nactarome confirms its leading position in natural flavours market and its outstanding double-digit performance prove how resilient this group is, even in facing pandemic effects. FIAS is the perfect fit for Nactarome as it fully shares our philosophy in becoming the partner-of-choice of the small-and-mid European food producers."