Givaudan advised by CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats on the NATUREX takeover bid
After having advised Givaudan –the world’s leading flavour and fragrances company – on the acquisition of 40.5% of the capital of NATUREX, the world’s leader in natural ingredients from plants, CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, went on to handle the mandatory takeover bid by Givaudan for all remaining NATUREX shares.
Givaudan was advised by:
• CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, with a team coordinated by Jean-Christophe Sauzey, partner, (tax law) including: Christophe Lefaillet, partner, François de Gabrielli, partner, and Véronique Bruneau-Bayard, associate (Corporate/M&A); Nicolas de Sevin, partner, and Emilie Bourguignon, counsel (labour and social protection law); and Olivier Teixeira, associate (tax law);
• BNP PARIBAS Corporate & Institutional Banking: Thierry Varène, general delegate; Gauthier Le Milon, managing director (M&A EMEA); Alban Bouley, managing director, Matthieu Perrin, M&A associate (corporate finance EMEA).
Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of unique and innovative flavours and fragrances.
Holding 25% of market share, Givaudan forged itself a role as a leader thanks to its Sales and Marketing teams’ presence in the main markets. Givaudan creates fragrances for body care and cleaning brands that range from prestige perfumes to laundry products. Its expertise in terms of flavours ranges from drinks to savoury desserts, snacks, confectionery and dairy products.
NATUREX sources, manufactures and markets natural speciality ingredients for the food, health and cosmetic industries. As the Natural Maker, the company actively supports the global shift to natural by directly addressing key consumer expectations through an offer built on two strategic areas: food and well-being. NATUREX’s portfolio includes colours and natural antioxidants, speciality fruit and vegetables, phytoactives and numerous other plant-based natural ingredients, designed to help its customers create healthy, authentic and effective products.