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Robertet Acquires Ecom Food Industries

June 14, 2021 Kelly Kovack
June 14, 2021
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French fragrance house Robertet has acquired natural flavors and extracts manufacturer Ecom Food Industries.

WHO: Ecom Food Industries was established in 1986 with an expansion into botanical extraction and various specialty blends over the years. Additional product lines in antioxidants, natural flavors, and the health and beauty arena complement these businesses. With 35 employees, Ecom is based in Toronto, Canada.

Opening their factory in 1850, François Chauvé and his nephew Jean-Baptiste Maubert concentrated on extracting scents from the region’s flowers and plants. The company was acquired by Paul Robertet in 1875. Robertet is the only fragrance, flavor, and ingredient company fully integrated at each step of the creation process—from the source ingredient to the final fragrance and flavor. Today, Robertet is represented in over 50 countries and has approximately 2,030 employees worldwide.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “The Ecom client and product portfolio perfectly complements Robertet’s own and we look forward to combining the strengths of both organizations to better serve consumer needs,” said Philippe Maubert, Chairman of Robertet Group.

“Our DNA is a product line consistent with all natural, botanically sourced ingredients and value-added products to suit consumer needs. Ecom fits perfectly within this strategy and we look forward to welcoming Ecom into the Robertet family.”

David Soknacki, founder of Ecom Food Industries, added: “Ecom is excited to begin the next chapter of its history as a part of the Robertet Group and its more than 170-year history in this industry as one of its pillars. The complementary nature of this combination is evident in the family-owned and operated nature of our companies.”

DETAILS:

  • Robertet has acquired natural flavors and extracts manufacturer Ecom Food Industries. The financial details of the transaction were not released.
  • Conexus Capital Advisors initiated the transaction and assisted in the negotiations.
  • In January 2020 the Robertet Group acquired a majority stake in Sirius, a manufacturer of natural and organic ingredients in cosmetic products.
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