Roquette signs agreement to acquire Sethness Products Company

7/5/18: Roquette has signed an agreement to acquire Sethness Products Company, the global leader in the production of high quality caramel color for the Food & Beverage markets. Sethness Products Company shares with Roquette the values of product excellence and long-term vision, and for over 135 years the company has solely focused on the production of liquid and powdered caramel colors.

The closing of the acquisition of Sethness is expected to occur in Q3 2018. The closing remains subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions and, until then, Sethness remains 100% owned and managed by the existing shareholders.

Jean-Marc Gilson, CEO of Roquette: “This acquisition will help accelerate Roquette’s growth plan in the Food & Beverage market, and further drive value for our customers. We have been very happy to successfully partner with Sethness in France and China for years. We are looking forward to working with their talented teams to continue addressing customers’ current and future needs everywhere in the world.”

Chuck Sethness, Representative of the Sethness family: “Today is an important day in our long history. Over the past 135-years, our family-owned company has strived to offer the highest quality caramel color products to the most recognized players in the Food & Beverage industry. I am pleased that Roquette, a Group with which we share common values and a long term vision, will now continue to leverage on the strong assets of both companies to reinforce its relationships with clients for the benefit of consumers globally.”

For more information, please contact:

Brian Sethness
Sethness Products Company
Phone: 847/329-2080
E-mail: bsethness@sethness.com

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