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A (S)eppic Acquisition of Serdex

January 5, 2017 | Contact Author | By: Jennifer Novoseletsky
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Keywords: Seppic | acquisition | Serdex | ingredients | beauty | personal care | botanical active ingredients | dermo-cosmetics | skin treatment

Abstract: With a turnover of €8 million in 2015, Serdex has joined Seppic to expand Seppic's portfolio of natural ingredients. Representing a market over €900 million, the global specialty active ingredients for cosmetics are quickly becoming a growing trend with natural active ingredients.

Acknowledged for its specialty ingredients in the beauty and personal care industries, Seppic—Air Liquide’s subsidiary—has acquired Serdex, a division of Bayer.

Serdex is a specialist of botanical active ingredients for dermocosmetics and skin treatment and will help strengthen Seppic’s recognition in natural active ingredients for cosmetics.

Based in South-West France, Pau, Serdex consists of 40 employees, which will bring Seppic the proficiency in high purity extraction and in sourcing exotic plants.

François Jackow, member of the Air Liquide group’s Executive Committee, supervising the Healthcare activities shared insight on the joint venture.

“We warmly welcome Serdex teams,” said Jackow. “With this acquisition, Air Liquide strengthens its position in the market of active ingredients of natural origin, meeting the high and increasing demand of consumers for these ingredients. The complementarity of Serdex and Seppic allows us to widen our know-how to better serve our beauty care customers and continue the development of this eco-responsibly sourced active ingredients activity.”