Givaudan has completed its acquisition of French fragrance house Expressions Parfumées.
Expressions Parfumées offers natural fragrance compounds, as well as a NATCO range of perfumes designed to adapt to organic productions. Though terms have not been disclosed, Expressions Parfumées would have represented 62.6 million of incremental sales to Givaudan’s 2017 results (proforma basis). The transaction was funded through existing resources.
“Joining Givaudan, the leader in the market, is a unique opportunity for Expressions Parfumées to take our business to new heights,” said Jacques Lions, CEO of Expression Parfumées. “We have a true complementarity, and both companies will benefit from each other to achieve our common ambition which is to create the winning fragrances of tomorrow. This opens a new era for our company after having experienced a long-term solid and highly valuable shareholding partnership between Orfite and Expressions Parfumées.”
Added Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier: “It is a very exciting day for Givaudan as we welcome Expressions Parfumées into the Givaudan family. Their know-how, talent, and capabilities will greatly contribute to our 2020 strategy. This acquisition also marks our return to where it all started 250 years ago, in Grasse, a region that has always been close to our heart and history.”