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Nestlé To Acquire Brazilian Plant-Based Firm Puravida

Nestlé has said that its Nestlé Health Science unit has reached a deal to acquire Brazilian organic, natural, plant-based food maker Puravida.

The company said in a statement that it sees Puravida's portfolio as complementary to its own, noting it already sells nutritional supplements and protein powders in Brazil and will now be able to expand its local health science business.

"This is a great opportunity for us to expand our presence in a sector that is growing globally ... an important step towards advancing in promising market segments that add innovation and technology to our nutrition know-how," Nestlé's chief executive in Brazil, Marcelo Melchior, said.

Puravida, which also produces "clean label" nutritional food, was founded in Sao Paulo in 2015 and received investment from private equity firm Aqua Capital in 2020.

Nestlé did not disclose financial details of the deal, which still requires approval from Brazil's antitrust watchdog CADE and is expected to close in the second half of 2022.

Nestlé Delivers Infant Formula

Elsewhere, Nestlé SA on Sunday delivered 132 pallets of its Health Science Alfamino and Alfamino Jr infant formulas to a U.S. facility, the company said, adding that another 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA formula will arrive in the coming days.

The shipments are coming in under the Biden administration's Operation Fly Formula effort aimed at alleviating the critical supply shortage of infant formula in the United States.

Read More: Nestlé Reports Stronger Than Expected Sales In First Quarter

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