Caldic announces acquisition of CAIF in the US

Press release

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 17, 2022 - Caldic B.V. today announced the acquisition of CAIF, a supplier of premium, naturally sourced ingredient solutions based in West Columbia, SC. The unique portfolio and distribution and manufacturing capabilities from CAIF (Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors, Inc), will significantly strengthen Caldic’s value-add product and services range for the dietary supplements and nutrition industry and enable further expansion in North America, specifically in the US.

Founded by Cesar Fernandes in 2016, CAIF has the vision to contribute to a healthier global community by providing naturally-sourced ingredients backed by scientific substantiation. CAIF’s comprehensive portfolio encompasses a broad range of botanical extracts, fibers, fruits & vegetables, as well as plant-based solutions, sweeteners, flavors, and vitamins & minerals. Equipped with an innovation mindset and a strong commitment to encompasses a broad range of botanical extracts, fibers, fruits & vegetables, as well as plant-based solutions, sweeteners, flavors, and vitamins & minerals. Equipped with an innovation mindset and a strong commitment to business partners in the food & beverage, dietary supplement, and pet food industries, the expert team proactively works on new product development and technologies to deliver custom blends that promote healthier nutrition.

Highlights and rationale of the transaction

  • Establishing Caldic’s footprint in the North American dietary supplements and nutritional food industry and in particular the US, through the expansion of the portfolio with premium quality natural ingredients
  • Substantial addition of value-add manufacturing capabilities such as granulation, extraction, drum and spray drying to produce custom proprietary blends, premixes and other nutritional solutions.
  • Addition of certified, well-equipped in-house laboratories for testing, microbiology and nutritional analysis.

Anne Brown, CEO, Caldic North America, said that “We are very excited to welcome the CAIF team aboard Caldic. CAIF’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and strategically located warehouses enable us to provide our North American customers with an even broader product portfolio as well as custom blends and premixes of natural ingredients targeting the nutrition markets. The passionate R&D team is dedicated to developing innovative solutions which are fully aligned with our ambition to provide value added services that enhance our customers’ business in the US. As our growth trajectory in the food and nutrition market is quickly gaining momentum the addition of the CAIF expertise to our team will be invaluable to further support our business.”

Cesar Fernandes, CEO and Founder, CAIF, added, “I am pleased to take CAIF to the next level in partnership with Caldic. Joining a global organization will provide CAIF access to a larger portfolio and customer base enabling us to create new opportunities for the nutrition market that will strengthen Caldic’s offering and support business growth. Our commitment and in-depth know how of science-backed ingredients are important assets that will continue to drive our innovative product and technology development to further improve the effectiveness of superfood nutrients.”