keyboard_arrow_upNovus Holdings acquires ITB Manufacturing
keyboard_arrow_downNovus Holdings acquires ITB Manufacturing

In June, the Competition Commission South Africa approved the proposed merger between the two companies, which has recently come into effect. Novus Holdings operates in the commercial print and manufacturing industries while ITB Manufacturing manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upPioneer Foods to buy leading UK granola brand Lizi’s
keyboard_arrow_downPioneer Foods to buy leading UK granola brand Lizi’s

The South African stalwart has announced that it is adding the UK-based granola brand, Lizi’s to its stable of well-known breakfast cereals. Pioneer Foods is the local market leading breakfast cereal manufacturer with household brands such as Weet-Bix, ProNutro, and Bokomo corn flakes among others.

keyboard_arrow_upFirmenich acquires Flavourome to expand its presence in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFirmenich acquires Flavourome to expand its presence in Africa

Firmenich is acquiring Flavourome, an established privately-held flavours company in South Africa that has been successfully serving the local market since 1998. With this acquisition, Firmenich will accelerate business growth in this strategic region by gaining direct access to new customers, while operating its own high performing manufacturing facility in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upGEA extend portfolio with extrusion and milling technology
keyboard_arrow_downGEA extend portfolio with extrusion and milling technology

With the concluded acquisition of the Italian Pavan Group end of November 2017 the Düsseldorf engineering group GEA purchased a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing all kinds of fresh and dried pasta, pelleted snack products and breakfast cereals. The acquisition is an important milestone in the declared growth strategy for further […]

keyboard_arrow_upALPLA’s acquisition of Boxmore Packaging officially approved
keyboard_arrow_downALPLA’s acquisition of Boxmore Packaging officially approved

ALPLA’s takeover of Boxmore Packaging, which was subject to legal and regulatory approval by the competition authorities, was recently approved.

keyboard_arrow_upFlint Group’s acquisition enables expansion of its African business
keyboard_arrow_downFlint Group’s acquisition enables expansion of its African business

The Flint Group recently announced the latest expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems. The group became the sole owner of the entity on 24 October.

keyboard_arrow_upCompetition Tribunal gives greenlight to Capitalworks R907 million acquisition of Sovereign Foods
keyboard_arrow_downCompetition Tribunal gives greenlight to Capitalworks R907 million acquisition of Sovereign Foods

Sovereign Foods announced on 2 November that the South African Competition Tribunal has approved Capitalworks’ acquisition of Sovereign Foods.

keyboard_arrow_upBarentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin’s meat industry unit
keyboard_arrow_downBarentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin’s meat industry unit

Barentz, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced the acquisition of Finnish Leipurin’s Meat Industry Unit. The acquisition will widen Barentz’s ingredients portfolio dedicated to the meat industry, and strengthen the company’s market share in the Nordic region.

keyboard_arrow_upBig Nigerian beverage can operation for Nampak
keyboard_arrow_downBig Nigerian beverage can operation for Nampak

Nampak announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Alucan Packaging Limited, a beverage can manufacturer, based in Nigeria. The acquisition will significantly increase Nampak’s presence in Nigeria.