USA: Flavors Holdings Inc. acquires Merisant

USA: Flavors Holdings Inc. acquires Merisant

Flavors Holdings Inc. (Flavors) has announced the acquisition of Merisant Company, a manufacturer and marketer of tabletop sweeteners. Flavors is a holding company that is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and the parent entity of Mafco Worldwide Corporation, a manufacturer of licorice extract and related derivatives.

"We are very excited about this acquisition, as Merisant's reputation and offerings in the tabletop sweetener industry will complement Flavors' already significant presence in the ingredients business", said Paul Meister, President of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

Merisant is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tabletop sweeteners which markets its sweeteners under its flagship all-natural sweetener brands Equal, Canderel and Pure Via, along with several other brands in more than 90 countries.

Paul Block, CEO of Merisant, said: "We look forward to the many opportunities this combination will bring for Merisant and its employees, and look forward to the combined company's continued growth and success".

Source: Flavor Holdings