IMCD acquires VitaQualy Comércio de Ingredientes to bolster Brazil specialty distribution strategy

By Stephen Daniells

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IMCD has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Brazilian specialty ingredient distributor, VitaQualy Comércio de Ingredientes LTDA.

São Paulo-based VitaQualy has an asset-light business model, according to a press release, and holds long-term customer and supplier relationships as an ingredient distributor to the food, nutrition, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals markets.

The company reportedly generated BRL 26 million in revenue in 2019, and adds eight employees to the IMCD Brasil team. The company will be fully integrated into IMCD’s organization in 2021.

“The acquisition of VitaQualy aligns with our company’s global Food & Nutrition strategy to offer trend-based solutions and the distribution of speciality ingredients around four main pillars – taste, texture, nutrition and function,” ​said Nicolas Kaufmann, Managing Director, IMCD Brasil.

“As a reputable distributor of flavors and ingredients, VitaQualy strengthens IMCD Brasil’s expertise and product portfolio in the taste category of our business. The synergies between IMCD and VitaQualy will create opportunities to develop our offering to suppliers and customers, while further strengthening our foothold as a speciality distribution leader in Brazil.”

“VitaQualy has a 20-year history of serving the industry with tenacity and professionalism,” ​added Alice Salgado, Owner, VitaQualy. “We are pleased to continue our company’s lifework as part of a trusted global leader that aligns with our core principles and boosts our capabilities to better serve our valued customers and suppliers.”

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