(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM (AMS: DSM), a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Vestkorn Milling, a leading European producer of ingredients from peas and beans, for a EUR 65 million enterprise value. Originally announced on 29 November 2021, the deal is for Europe’s leading producers of pea- and bean-derived ingredients for plant-based protein products.
Vestkorn Milling supplies the buoyant alternative protein market with proteins, starches and dietary fibers for plant-based foods, pet food and animal feed. These are highly complementary to DSM’s broad offering to plant-based food and beverage companies, which includes vitamins, algal lipids and minerals that improve nutritional value; texturizing hydrocolloids; and flavors and yeast extracts as well as enzymes that improve protein taste and functionality.
The acquisition is a further step in DSM’s strategy to build an alternative protein business and will provide synergy with DSM’s innovative CanolaPRO™ rapeseed protein isolate, which will commercially launch next year.
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