R9504 Hydrocolloid Acquisition and Opportunity Study

The objective of this study was to identify acquisitions, collaborations and other opportunities in product areas related to textural modification and ways to enter the texture business. Information obtained in the study suggested that acquisition of an existing company or companies is likely to provide the most rapid entry to the texture business. Internal development of such a business, even with a joint venture partner, was likely to take much longer to succeed. In addition, information obtained in the study indicated that generally, the higher value-added part of the texture business was in hydrocolloids rather than proteins, starch derived carbohydrates or fibres.

The study reviewed the texture business in general and extensively reviewed the hydrocolloid business in particular. It identified a number of alternative routes into the business for the client and made a number of specific recommendations about how the client should participate in the hydrocolloid business. Contents included:

Objective
Study Focus
Method
Recommendations

  • On Acquisitions:
  • On Technical Opportunities for Business Development:
  • On Joint Ventures

The Hydrocolloids Business

  • Suppliers
  • Small to medium-sized multi-product companies
  • Small-sized multi-product traders/processing companies
  • Small to large-sized single-product companies
  • Medium to large-sized multi-product companies

Entering the Hydrocolloid business

  • Acquisition of a medium to large-sized multi-product company
  • Acquisition of a small to large-sized single-product company
  • Acquisition of a small-sized multi product trader/processing company
  • Acquisition of a small to medium-sized multi-product company

Company Profiles including Acquisition Possibilities
Technical Opportunities For Business Development
Contact Reports
Specific Hydrocolloids

Agar, Alginate, Aloe gums, Arabinogalactan, Carboxymethylcellulose – CMC, Carrageenan, Curdlan, Chia gum, Dextran, Gelatin, Guar, Gum Arabic, Karaya gum, Laminarin, Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Psyllium seed gum, Pullulan, Quince seed gum, Starch, Tara gum, Tragacanth gum,
Xanthan

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