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芬美意与业界领先的B2B香氛解决方案电子商务提供商Essential Labs, LLC建立战略伙伴关系

瑞士日内瓦, 2021年 5月 18日 -

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Essential Labs, LLC, a leading B2B supplier of fragrance solutions supporting entrepreneurial, independent businesses in the premium home segment. As part of this partnership, Firmenich will acquire a significant non-controlling interest in Essential Labs, LLC.


“I am thrilled that we are partnering with Essential Labs LLC, combining our unique know-how and shared spirit of innovation for the benefit of entrepreneurs,” said Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board. “We share a common vision, values and commitment to providing customers with service tailored to their needs.”


“This partnership is an exciting step for Firmenich that will enable us to bring our unique capabilities in science and our leading palette of natural, renewable and sustainable ingredients to the dynamic community of entrepreneurs in the United States and beyond,” said Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine.


With an established customer base of thousands of smaller independent brands across the US, Essential Labs, LLC has developed a digitally native business to nurture entrepreneurial brand builders who operate at the cutting edge of consumer preference. Essential Labs, LLC has built an interactive community where entrepreneurs can learn and be inspired by convenient access to a complete-solutions offering. Through this partnership, Firmenich will be able to bring its innovation capabilities to a broader range of emerging, growth brands who are excited to build a more sustainable, renewable and natural future for fragrance.


Firmenich President of Global Perfumery Ilaria Resta added: “We have always supported businesses large and small, and Essential Labs, LLC is a great partner to help bring Firmenich capabilities and innovation to an even broader community. We look forward to working with Essential Labs, LLC to support entrepreneurs on their journey to build the brands of tomorrow.”


Like Firmenich, Essential Labs, LLC is a family-owned business. Essential Labs, LLC’s founders will continue to lead the company together with their committed colleagues.


The acquisition of the stake in Essential Labs, LLC will be funded through Firmenich’s existing cash reserves. The transaction remains subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approval, and is expected to close before the end of September 2021.

Contact

Firmenich
Heidi Salon, Corporate Communications
Email: Heidi.salon@firmenich.com
Tel.: +41 22 780 5438 (office)


Diego Chantrain, Investor Relations
Email: investor_relations@firmenich.com


FTI Consulting (Financial PR)
Email: firmenich@fticonsulting.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1000

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芬美意成立于1895年,总部位于瑞士日内瓦,是一家拥有125年历史的私营家族企业。芬美意是一家在香气和风味领域面向企业,从事研究、创意、生产和销售日化香精、食用香精和香原料的公司。芬美意旨在为客户提供卓越的创意配方、广泛和高品质的香原料库、以及专有技术,包括生物技术、微胶囊技术、气味科学和口感修饰技术,以及其他领域的创新技术。截至2020年6月底,芬美意的年营业额为39亿瑞士法郎。欲知更多芬美意的信息,请访问 www.firmenich.com

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