Volume 92 Issue 28 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 14, 2014

ADM Enters Natural Flavors Business With $3.1 Billion Purchase Of Wild Flavors

Food Specialties: Commodities giant says the business will boost profit margins, stabilize volatile earnings
Department: Business
Keywords: flavors and fragrances, food ingredients, natural, acquisition

The agricultural ingredients giant Archer Daniels Midland will acquire privately held Wild Flavors for $3.1 billion. ADM says Wild’s natural flavors business will add high-demand specialties to its portfolio, resulting in higher and more stable earnings. But ADM is paying a steep price, analysts caution, and will need to run the business very well to benefit from the buy.

Based in Switzerland, Wild is majority owned by Hans-Peter . . .

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