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Symrise Raises 400 Million Euros in Capital Increase

The German fragrance and flavors company sold 11.15 million new shares to raise the funds.

BERLIN — Fragrance and flavors firm Symrise AG has made a capital increase of 400 million euros, or $549.5 million, to help fund the acquisition of French food ingredients maker Diana Group.

 

An accelerated book-building procedure was used to provide investors with 11.15 million new shares, offered at an issue price of 36 euros, or $49.45. The new shares are expected to be admitted for trading on May 15.

 

Dollar figures are calculated at current exchange.

 

Diana Group’s acquisition for 1.3 billion euro, or $1.8 billion, which as reported was announced on April 12, is to be financed through a combination of equity and debt. The buy will result in Symrise becoming the third-largest global producer of fragrances and flavors. It currently ranks fourth.