March 22/Avignon, France/Press Release -- Naturex acquired Valentine, an Indian company specializing in the production of fruit and vegetable powders and natural colors for the food and beverage industry. Valentine has two production sites located near Mumbai. This third acquisition, since the capital increase in October 2011, fits with Naturex's strategy of development in emerging countries.

Naturex believes it will significantly enhance its sales coverage in India through the acquisition of Valentine Agro Ltd., whose sales are mainly within this country.

 From the March 23, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.