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Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

By Shane Starling

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

NutraCea is expanding its rice bran oil facility in Brazil

NutraCea: Defatted rice bran could provide key to lower-fat nuggets

By Elaine Watson

A raft of higher-value products targeting humans rather than animals - from an ultra-potent antioxidant-rich rice bran oil to rice lecithin and food grade defatted rice bran – will help NutraCea puts its troubled past behind it in 2011/12, bosses have...

DSM reports successful tender offer for Martek

DSM reports successful tender offer for Martek

By Mike Stones

Royal DSM’s acquisition of Martek Biosciences Corporation has moved a step closer to finalisation with the news that its tender offer to buy all of the company’s outstanding shares of common stock at a price of $31.50 (about €24) per share has proved...

Stauber: Sold!

Stauber plots expansion after buy-out

Forty-year-old nutraceutical specialist Stauber Performance Ingredients has been acquired by New York investment firm in a move the company hopes will help it “expand capabilities”.

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