September 19/Avignon, France/Press Release -- Naturex is acquiring Decas Botanical Synergies, a U.S. expert in cranberry-derived ingredients for the nutrition and health industry.

Decas Botanical Synergies is an American company located in Massachusetts, specializing in Cranberry extracts and powders for the nutraceuticals (tablets, capsules, soft gels, soft chews etc.). Cultivated in North America, the Cranberry is increasingly popular as it is well-known for its ability to reduce Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).

"We are delighted to welcome the Decas Botanical Synergies team into our group. This operation allows us to become the leader in cranberry extracts and is an excellent opportunity to strengthen our position in the development and sales of technical solutions with high-value added offerings for our customers" declared Thierry Lambert, the Group's vice president and chief executive officer.

Doug Klaiber, CEO of Decas Botanical Synergies, added, "We are very pleased to join the Naturex Group and we look forward to playing an active role in this new organisation. The expertise of Naturex's scientific teams combined with the strength of its sales network will allow us to accelerate the development of our innovative and clinically substantiated product range, through a differentiating offering."