Lactalis’ acquisition of Aspen’s infant formula division boosts its potential in the Chinese market

aspen logoFollowing Lactalis’s €740m (US$860.1m) purchase of South African-based pharma giant Aspen’s infant formula division, Fiona Dyer, consumer analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view:

Clariant confirms SABIC to complete purchase of stake in the company

Clariant-logoClariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that SABIC has received the final outstanding regulatory approvals from the competition authorities for the purchase of a 24.99 percent stake in Clariant. Therefore, an unconditional closing of the purchase will take place in the next days which makes SABIC Clariant’s largest strategic anchor shareholder, and second anchor shareholder beside the group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie.

Bragan breaks into personal care

Bragan-ChemicalsAfter a five year sabbatical, Alan Rahme has made a comeback to the personal care industry as national sales director of Bragan Chemicals (Bragan). The company was started 10 years ago by Craig and Julie Taylor and has made huge strides as a premium ingredient and additive supplier, growing significantly as a result of the quality of service and products it offers at the right price.

Biodiversity, cosmetics and rural business opportunities

Will Coetsee_and_President_Ramaphosa_Biodiversity_Economy_ConferencePresident Cyril Ramaphosa says opportunities in the biodiversity economy have the potential to unlock the country’s rural economy and lift rural people out of poverty.

MGSA Consulting’s streamlined packs at the click of your fingers

Easysnap is now available in South AfricaMarketable to a wide target market, the patented one-hand opening and dispensing technology, Easysnap is now available in South Africa. This single serving packaging is designed for liquid and semi-liquid products.

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