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Ornua's facility in Wisconsin. Pic: Ornua

Ornua acquires US cheese company Whitehall Specialties

By Jim Cornall

Irish dairy cooperative, Ornua, has completed the acquisition of US cheese ingredients business, Whitehall Specialties Inc (WSI) for an undisclosed sum from Mason Wells, a private equity firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Biosearch Life is a biotechnology company focused on providing solutions for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and functional food sectors. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

Kerry completes Biosearch Life acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Kerry has announced the completion of the acquisition of Biosearch Life, a biotechnology company focused on providing solutions for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and functional food sectors.

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Tekni-Plex to acquire Grupo Phoenix

By Jim Cornall

US headquartered Tekni-Plex has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Grupo Phoenix in a deal that will bolster Tekni-Plex’s ability to deliver market-focused, customer-driven packaging solutions, especially in the food and beverage markets.

Ronin said existing management and the acquired companies’ founders will retain a significant stake in the new group. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

Ronin Equity Partners acquires three specialty US cheese companies

By Jim Cornall

US based Ronin Equity Partners has acquired three specialty cheese companies: Red Apple Cheese, which produces smoked, flavored, and kosher specialty cheeses; Barron County Cheese, a smoker and co-packer for the specialty cheese industry; and Cheese Brothers,...

Synergy has production, R&D and technical facilities in the US, Ireland, the UK, Italy, Thailand (pictured), Indonesia, and Brazil.  Pic: Synergy Flavors

Synergy Flavors acquires Innova Flavors

By Jim Cornall

Synergy Flavors Inc., a member of the Irish-based Carbery Group, has announced the acquisition of savory flavor and ingredient supplier, Innova Flavors, from Griffith Foods Worldwide.

Haystack, which was founded in 1989, operates its own facility in Longmont, Colorado.  Pic: Getty Images/SB

Stage acquires Haystack Mountain Cheese

By Jim Cornall

Stage, a specialized growth venture fund that invests in technology enabled and consumer products businesses in need of capital and operating expertise, has acquired Haystack Mountain Creamery in Longmont, Colorado.

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Ingredion acquires ingredient company KaTech

By Jim Cornall

Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry, has acquired KaTech, a privately-held company headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, which provides advanced texture and stabilization solutions to the food...

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