TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, has acquired the Nactarome Group, a portfolio company of Ambienta SGR SpA, a European asset manager.
Nactarome is a buy and build project aimed at creating a leading European platform in natural ingredients for food and beverages. The firm has more than 500 employees and serves 4,500 clients through 100 countries. Nactarome produces clean label, minimally processed, natural and non-gmo ingredients for food and beverage products.
“We are extremely happy and grateful about our journey with Ambienta who has enabled our group to become a European leader,” said Dr. Hanz Udo Wenzel, founder of Nactarome. “We are now proud to continue this journey with TA Associate and further develop Nactarome in new geographies, markets and technologies, thanks to our people, know-how and close customer relations.”
“Nactarome has become the largest deal in Ambienta’s history because we progressively built our confidence of being able to create value in a very strategic sector for the food and beverage industry, an industry in a period of great change driven by consumer preferences towards more natural ingredients,” added Mauro Roversi, Ambienta partner.