Royal Agrifirm Group has signed the agreement to acquire Special Nutrients, the Miami based leading provider of scientifically proven mycotoxin binders. For Special Nutrients, this step supports the further development of its strong portfolio of mycotoxin binding solutions. Royal Agrifirm Group shows through this acquisition its commitment to further invest in its promising feed additive business, supporting the overall growth strategy.
The acquisition was supported by the long standing business relationship between Special Nutrients and the Royal Agrifirm Group. Complementary strengths and market shares worldwide will allow to further leverage the advanced and scientifically backed offer of products and services into sustainable growth. Fernando Tamames III, the driving force behind the success of Special Nutrients, will keep an important stake in the company. This allows him to actively contribute to the next step of this expansion.
The extensive experience of Special Nutrients in the field of mycotoxin binding additives is a perfect fit with Agrifirm’s product range of functional feed ingredients promoting its international, nutritional and technological expertise. “Just Science is not only our slogan but our motivation to provide optimal solutions to the ever increasing problems of mycotoxins. Together, Special Nutrients and Royal Agrifirm Group will offer better and sustainable anti-mycotoxin additives to every corner of the world”, says Fernando Tamames III, President of Special Nutrients.
Royal Agrifirm Group is convinced that the combined knowledge will lead to sustainable solutions with high added value for its customers worldwide. “Next to the top quality solutions, there is a natural fit between both companies, ensuring the future success of this acquisition”, says Dick Hordijk, CEO of the Royal Agrifirm Group. “We look forward to further strengthen the market share of our combined functional feed additive offerings. And we are happy to realize this together with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable international team of Special Nutrients. The solutions of Special Nutrients are an asset in working towards responsible food chains for future generations".
Royal Agrifirm Group
With more than 3.000 dedicated employees driven to excel every day, Royal Agrifirm Group contributes to a responsible food chain for future generations. The cooperative delivers measurable, relevant and sustainable value to farm, field and industry level. Founded over 120 years ago in the Netherlands, Royal Agrifirm Group is now a leading agricultural cooperative with an international network of subsidiaries in 16 countries within Europe, South America and Asia and a worldwide distribution network. Operating within these regions with their local brands: Agrifirm, Nuscience, Nutral, Nutrifarma, Preconex, Lusai, Cehave Korm, Bonda and Oldambt.
By globally combining years of scientific research with local, specific know-how in the arable and livestock feed sector, Royal Agrifirm Group offers its customers worldwide the best solutions for the challenges they face every day. With high quality animal feeds, premixes, concentrates, mineral mixes, additives for the animal feed industry, crop cultivation products, animal and crop specific digital solutions and professional advice, their group of subsidiaries offers arable and nutritional solutions for enterprising livestock farmers, integrators, feed mills, distributors and growers. Royal Agrifirm Group strives to be the preferred knowledge and solution-driven partner for its customers in animal nutrition, crop cultivation and animal, plant and soil health.
The founders of Special Nutrients have more than 30 years of experience with mycotoxins and mycotoxin adsorbents and were in charge of launching the 1st mycotoxin binder in the world. Special Nutrients Inc. was founded in 1992, to sell a variety of feed additives. One year later it was decided to fully focus and specialize in anti-mycotoxin additives to become a worldwide leading supplier of scientifically proven mycotoxins binders. The products in the portfolio adsorb and retain mycotoxins with not only a significant improvement in animal performance but more important with the statistical evidence of their efficacy in Target Organ Protection. Besides promoting scientifically proven products worldwide, Special Nutrients and its dedicated Technical support team educate and deliver maximum value to its customers.