M/21/060 – Givaudan/DDW

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Givaudan S.A. of sole control of DDW, Inc. has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday October 19, 2021 Friday, November 26, 2021
Parties Involved Business activities
Givaudan S.A

Givaudan S.A. is the parent company of Givaudan Group and is headquartered in Switzerland. Givaudan is a manufacturer and supplier of flavour and fragrance products for the food, beverage and consumer goods industries. It also produces aroma chemicals which can be used as ingredients in the production of flavour or fragrance compounds.

DDW, Inc.

DDW, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of caramel colour, burnt sugar and natural food colourings for the food and beverage sector. It is family owned. It is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Economic sector Media merger
Manufacturing No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Harry Costello


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