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Wessanen Acquires Organic Brands in Spain

Wessanen Acquires Organic Brands in Spain
December 07
14:46 2016

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based group which specialises in healthy and sustainable food, has acquired Biogran, the leading manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain, for €67 million on a cash and debt free basis. Over the last few years, Biogran has recorded strong growth in both health food stores as well as in the grocery trade in Spain. In 2015, net revenue amounted to €27 million. In 2016, net revenue is expected to grow to €32 million with an EBITDA margin of close to 17%.

Biogran owns the leading organic brand in Spain, El Granero and has very successfully extended into the grocery trade with its Ecocesta brand. Main product categories are ambient organic/natural food such as cereals and rice cakes.

Christophe Barnouin, chief executive of of Wessanen, comments: “The acquisition of Biogran broadens our geographic footprint and is a further step in the execution of our strategy and vision of becoming the leader of organic and sustainable food in Europe. We are very pleased to welcome Biogran to the Wessanen family of leading organic and sustainable food companies. Biogran gives us broad access to the growth potential in one of the most dynamic countries in the European organic market: the Spanish organic market has grown at double digit rates over the last few years. The acquisition of Biogran represents a major growth opportunity for Wessanen to develop our business in the country.”

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