27 September 2019

Robertet, world leader in natural solutions, takes notice of the acquisition by Firmenich of stakes formerly held by the American pension fund First Eagle for a minority part of the share capital (17% of titles equivalent to 9% of voting rights).

The Maubert family, through the company Maubert SA, controls over 65% of Robertet. This operation will not impact on the independence policy nor our strategy mainly focused on naturals.

Robertet holds in highest respect the company Firmenich, essential player of the fragrances and flavors industry. By this minority stake acquisition, we are not planning any merger nor future collaboration with this new shareholder.

Mr Philippe Maubert, CEO of Robertet Group, considers: “The independence of our company is non-negotiable.”