Seppic Acquires Serdex, Expands into Naturals in Cosmetics


Seppic, a subsidiary of Air Liquide and a company in the beauty and personal care industry, is to acquire Serdex. Seppic intends to expand into the natural ingredients industry, particularly within the cosmetics segment. Serdex is expected to bring an $8.45 million turnover from botanical active ingredients in dermo-cosmetics and skin treatments. The company will also provide expertise in high purity extraction, sourcing exotic plants and Malagasy plants.

Seppic is present in 100 countries, employing 660 people around the world. The acquisition of Serdex will now provide another 40 employees in order for Seppic to continue expanding into the active ingredients market.

Francois Jackow, member of the Air Liquide group’s executive committee, said, “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 actively.”

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