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Clariant and Beraca establish strategic alliance

Switzerland based supplier of specialty chemicals Clariant is partnering with Brazilian provider of natural and organic certified ingredients Beraca. Clariant is acquiring a 30% share of Beraca’s Health and Personal Care division, with the possibility of major participation in the future.

Beraca is a leading provider of natural and organic certified ingredients sustainably drawn from Brazil’s biodiversity, particularly the Amazon Rainforest. The company is known and valued by customers worldwide as a reference for sustainable development due to its unique Sociobiodiversity Enhancement Program and full traceability of raw materials from Brazilian biomes, especially the Amazon Rainforest - the world´s largest and most diverse rainforest. Beraca works closely with local communities and associations to ensure eco-sustainable standards and practices in its product sourcing and production.

The investment with Beraca will enhance Clariant’s innovation capabilities in the field of natural ingredients for cosmetics and personal care applications and enlarge the range of valuable solutions we offer to customers and end consumers,” said Michael Willome, Head of BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties Clariant.

Beraca is a key cornerstone in enhancing Clariant’s portfolio with regards to natural ingredients, biological active extracts and natural emollients, giving our customers unique and exclusive access to cherished ingredients from Brazil,” added Manlio Gallotti, Head of BU ICS Clariant Latin America.

According to Ulisses Sabara, President of Beraca: “Partnering with Clariant’s extensive technological expertise in chemistry and cosmetics’ applications associated with its footprint in the global Personal Care market, will be essential to upgrade Beraca’s portfolio and bring it to new geographies. We are confident that this partnership will ultimately support the Personal Care industry in matching present and future worldwide consumer trends and market requirements”.

Beraca will remain an independently managed company. Clariant and Beraca will keep their present global distribution channels and industrial operations. The transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regulatory approvals.

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