Dec 16, 2022

Barentz Acquires Nutraceuticals Distributor Natural in France

Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor, announced today that it has acquired Natural, a supplier of premium, naturally sourced, herbal, and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry in France and Europe.

Natural, based in Verrières-en-Anjou (Angers) operates a customer-focused distribution model, with a relentless focus on delivering (and securing supply for) a unique portfolio of nutraceutical ingredients solutions to brands and CDMO-customers at the highest service-levels. The acquisition of Natural follows that of Unipex by Barentz earlier this year and will significantly strengthen Barentz’ value-added product offering for dietary supplements, as well as enable further growth in key nutraceuticals markets globally.


  • Natural offers a unique and highly strategic opportunity to strengthen Barentz’ leading position in France, following the acquisition of Unipex and adds a sizeable nutraceuticals business to Barentz in Europe
  • The acquisition will significantly strengthen Barentz’s value-add product offering of natural and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry
  • Significant growth is expected in key nutraceuticals markets globally

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, commented: “We are very excited to welcome the Natural team onboard. We are impressed with the business built by the Natural team. They are a perfect match with our qualitative portfolio, our global processes and the ESG standards we are following.”

Christopher Desailly, CEO of Natural added: ’There is a massive synergy between the nutraceutical activities of Barentz and Natural. And moreover, we do have a great cultural click. We are excited to continue our journey, now with the additional support of Barentz’s expertise and their impressive global and regional networks.”

About Natural
Founded in 2010, Natural is a distributor of natural, herbal and functional ingredients for the nutraceuticals (dietary supplements) industry in France and Europe. The company operates a customer-focused distribution business model, with a relentless focus on delivering (and securing supply of) an unique portfolio of high-quality nutraceutical ingredients solutions to its customers at highest service levels. Natural has the ability to quickly adapt to industry trends and flexibly provide its customers with reliable, customized, commercial-sized orders given diverse, carefully selected and trusted supplier relationships. The company employs a workforce of more than 30 people. For more information, visit  https://www.natural-ingredients.fr/


About Barentz
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 65 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of circa €2.3 billion, the company employs around 2.000 people worldwide and serves over 22,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com.

For more information, please contact:

Marcel Hölscher
Global Head of Marketing & Communication
+31 (0)23 567 34 56