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The objective of this project was to assist a client in answering key questions regarding a potential acquisition target and in supporting the due diligence process as technical and commercial experts.


The client was a global company operating in >20 countries, with >10,000 employees and >100 manufacturing facilities.  As part of its strategy to expand its portfolio of specialty brands it had acquired a food stabilizer company. The client had identified a complementary ‘bolt-on’ acquisition in stabilizers and emulsifiers.


The scope of the project fell into three main areas:

  • Competitors
  • Customers
  • Markets

CPL provided information on the competitive landscape in North America and Europe  including:

  • Product lines of competitors and target market segments
  • Impact of current market trends on specific ingredients
  • Impact of or potential for raw material issues or shortages

CPL carried out interviews with major customers to establish:

  • The reputation of the target and its product lines
  • Growth opportunities for the target
  • The risk of the target’s formulas being replaced

CPL carried out an analysis of the key trends, opportunities, market drivers and challenges for:

  • Stabilizers & Emulsifiers
  • Protein Blends


With in a compressed timescale CPL’s team of experts delivered an insightful >120 page report which included profiles of major competitors, market analyses and interviews.

The process concluded in a successful acquisition for CPL’s client.

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