Chicago, IL—ADM has acquired Flavor Infusion International, S.A. (FISA), a full-range provider of flavor and specialty ingredient solutions for customers across Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a press release.
“We’re excited to open up new growth opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean with the addition of FISA,” said Vince Macciocchi, President of ADM’s Nutrition business. “Our Nutrition segment has been delivering profit growth of 15 to 20 percent a year, and our flavors business has been an important driver of that success, with annual sales growth of more than 10%. This acquisition represents another important bolt-on addition as we expand our capabilities in this high-value segment.”
The acquisition adds 60 employees to ADM’s team.
“Having founded and owned numerous flavor operations for more than 50 years, I can confidently say that ADM is the ideal partner to carry on FISA’s legacy as a premier provider of flavor and specialty ingredient solutions to the beverage industry in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Daniel DeClark, Chairman and CEO of FISA. “FISA’s customers, as well as its employees, will benefit from ADM’s global presence, significant R&D capabilities and robust sales and marketing resources. Strategically, this transaction is a perfect fit for both parties. Congratulations to all involved!”
Macciocchi concluded: “I’m pleased to welcome the FISA team to ADM. They’ve built a great business, and we’re planning a seamless transition as we add our global capabilities to expand the range of products, services and solutions we can offer to existing and new customers in growing segments across Latin America and the Caribbean. We look forward to working together with our new colleagues as we continue to build the world’s leading Nutrition company.”