IFF has concluded an agreement with DuPont to acquire DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) business for $26.2 billion. The deal values the combined company at $45.4 billion.

The combination of the two entities creates a global giant in high-value ingredients and solutions for Food & Beverage, Home & Personal Care and Health & Wellness markets, with estimated 2019 pro forma revenue of more than $11 billion. The complementary portfolios will give the company leadership positions across key taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, soy proteins and probiotics categories.

The combination of IFF and N&B is a pivotal moment in our journey to lead our industry as an invaluable innovation and creative partner for our customers. Together, we will create a leading ingredients and solutions provider with a broader set of capabilities to meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said IFF Chairman and CEO, Andreas Fibig who is heading the new entity. “With highly complementary portfolios, we will have global scale and leading positions in key growth categories to capitalize on positive market trends, drive strong profitable growth for our shareholders and create opportunities for our employees,” he added.