IFF (NYSE:IFF) today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced divestiture of its Savory Solutions business unit to PAI Partners (PAI), a leading global private equity firm with a strong focus on the food and consumer industry.
Under PAI ownership, Savory Solutions Group has been rebranded to NovaTaste, a global leader in taste innovation with headquarters in Salzburg, Austria.
“The sale of IFF’s Savory Solutions Group represents our continued efforts to optimize our portfolio as we focus on core businesses and strengthen our capital structure,” said Frank Clyburn, IFF CEO. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to further pursue portfolio optimization opportunities as we drive toward our deleverage target by the end of 2024. We’re grateful to our Savory Solutions colleagues, who have demonstrated their commitment to innovation, service and quality. We wish them the best in their new journey.”
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