Clearwater International advises IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of Savena

Clearwater Advisor

Clearwater International has advised IK on its acquisition of Savena. The financial details of the acquisition are not disclosed. Savena was previously on the Azulis Capital and Céréa Capital’s company portfolio.

Savena designs and produces ingredient-based functional and culinary solutions for the food industry. It was founded in 1988 by its current CEO Eric Terré. The company operates in four business areas: taste solutions (aromatic ingredients), meat solutions (functional ingredients), nutrition (dietetic ingredients) and food service. Savena operates four production sites, employs 250 staff and serves 4,000 clients in the food industry (ready-made meals and sauce producers, meat processors and catering firms).

In the current financial year, revenue is expected to reach approximately €90m. Savena is also present in Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Italy and has promising Asian and Russian operations.

The Clearwater International team was led by Philippe Guézenec

“Clearwater International introduced Savena to us ahead of the sales process and brought us angles on this acquisition opportunity. Savena is a typical IK Investment case thanks to its high growth potential abroad and the quality of its Management team.”

Dan Soudry, Partner and Head , IK France