Acatris - Squarefield

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Squarefield acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Acatris on the sale to Caldic

On February 1, 2018, our client Acatris (or the “Company”), a Dutch leading producer, processor and distributor of functional ingredients and blends for the food industry, has agreed to sell 100% of the shares of the company to Caldic, a Dutch distributor of ingredients and chemicals within the industrial, health & personal care and food sector.

With this acquisition, Caldic strengthens its range of single ingredients and stabiliser systems. In addition, Acatris’ state-of-the-art facilities enrich the custom manufacturing and processing services Caldic offers, such as the blending, grinding, repacking and sieving of raw materials.

Bert Piëst, CEO at Acatris expresses his contentment with this agreement: “The customer-centric vision of Caldic perfectly matches the Acatris identity and gives Acatris the opportunity to geographically expand its own ingredient blends via the international Caldic distribution channels.”


Acatris is an organisation with great flexibility to reach the needs of its customers. Located in Bunschoten, the Netherlands and Mechelen, Belgium, Acatris is a supplier to the food processing industry offering ingredients, services and solutions to contribute to the production of high quality food. A strong knowledge base of ingredients and food applications is supported by intensive partnerships with major international ingredient manufacturers enabling the company to be a strong partner for its food customers.

“The sale of Acatris has been managed and executed in a very professional manner. Leveraging their industry knowledge and network in the broader ingredients sector, the highly experienced Squarefield team has been able to conduct a well-structured process in a relatively short time frame with an attractive outcome for both the company and its shareholders.”

Bert Piëst – CEO Acatris


Caldic is a full-service distributor engaged in the production and distribution of solutions in industrial-, health & personal care and food markets. With entities in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, its strengths lie in its global network combined with local expertise, giving the flexibility to answer local needs and build domestic partnerships. Operating with in-house warehouses, production facilities, test centers, and technical expertise, the company provides tailored solutions that contribute to customers’ business successes.