FRANKFURT Dec 9 Scents and flavours maker
Symrise may lift its stakes in probiotics specialist
Probi and another Swedish food ingredient company as
it seeks growth in nutritional supplements that carry the
promise of better health.
Germany's Symrise, the world's fourth largest scents and
flavours maker, is building on its experience in developing
snacks and drinks for the likes of Unilever and Nestle
to also offer food supplements with health benefits.
"It is a possibility," Chief Executive Heinz-Juergen Bertram
told Reuters on Monday, when asked whether Symrise would further
raise its stakes in Sweden's Probi and Indevex Biotech, in which
it holds about 30 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
"I can't disclose our plans, but what I can say is that we
feel vindicated by the investments that we made. We have raised
our stakes. In both companies we have reached positions that are