Monday 19 December 2011
The European Commission granted clearance, on 16 December, to the proposed acquisition of joint control over Reverdia VOF, by the Dutch company DSM Succinic Acid BV, controlled by Koninklijke DSM NV and Roquette BV (belonging to the French group Roquette Frères). DSM is active in human and animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, performance materials and industrial chemicals. Roquette’s business activities include production of starch and starch derivatives. Reverdia will be active in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of bio-based succinic acid (BSA).