Brenntag acquires Warren Chem

Karsten Beckmann, member of the board of management of the Brenntag Group and CEO of Brenntag Europe, Middle East and AfricaBrenntag, a global market leader in chemical distribution, is strengthening its presence in the South African chemical distribution market with its purchase of Warren Chem. The Cape Town based company, which generated sales of €26.6 million in 2015 financial year, is a leading specialty chemicals distributor focusing on the pharma and food industries.

Symrise launches vanilla website

A screen shot of the video content on the siteSymrise welcomes consumers and industry to the wonderful world of vanilla with the launch of its new informative website,

Pharmaceutical Enterprises celebrates 20 years with Blistex

Simone Petronio, Blistex Inc director of international marketing; Justin Arch, Blistex Inc CEO; Chris Brown, Pharmaceutical Enterprises director of administration and Mike Brown, MD of Pharmaceutical EnterprisesMike and Chris Brown, and Tansy Banks – three of the operating directors of Pharmaceutical Enterprises – travelled to Illinois, USA, in June 2016 to report back on the performance of Blistex South Africa.

Ascendis Health rights offer oversubscribed

CEO of Ascendis, Dr Karsten WellnerAscendis Health has announced that its R1.2 billion rights issue, which closed last week, has been more than three times oversubscribed. The company has also secured the required funding to conclude its recent R7.3 billion acquisitions of global pharma company, Remedica and European sports nutrition company, Scitec.

IMCD to acquire Kenya’s Chemicals and Solvents

Managing director of IMCD South Africa, Otto BrinkmannIMCD, a global leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, announced on 30 June it will acquire the business of Chemicals and Solvents, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya, to expand its existing operations in Africa.

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