Acquisitions and Divestments
Some important acquisitions and sales in the Barry Callebaut Group's history
Main acquisitions and divestments
2021 Barry Callebaut completes acquisition of Europe Chocolate Company in Belgium Belgium
2020 Barry Callebaut completes acquisition of GKC Foods Australia
2019 Transaction with Burton’s Biscuit Company completed U.K.
2019 Acquisition of Inforum completed Russia
2018 Barry Callebaut acquires Inforum Russia
2018 Barry Callebaut enters into long-term supply agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company U.K.
2017 Barry Callebaut acquires Ingredients Division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolate U.S.A.
2017 Barry Callebaut acquires D'Orsogna Dolciaria, a leading specialties and decorations player in Europe Italy
2016 Barry Callebaut closed the acquisition of the commercial beverages vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit, making it a leading supplier of vending powder mixes Germany
2016 Barry Callebaut completes acquisition of chocolate production facility in Halle Belgium
2015 Barry Callebaut acquires Nyonkopa to cover growing customer need for sustainable and traceable cocoa Ghana
2015 Signing of an agreement to acquire the customer portfolio, brands, recipes and manufacturing equipment from nut products manufacturer American Almond Products Co., Inc. U.S.A.
2015 Signing of a long-term outsourcing agreement with World’s Finest® Chocolate based in Chicago, including acquisition of their manufacturing assets U.S.A.
2014 Acquisition of the remaining 51% stake of the Biolands Group Tanzania
2013 Update on the purchase of the cocoa business from Petra Foods Singapore
2013 Acquisition of ASM Foods AB and signing of first long-term outsourcing agreement in Scandinavia with Carletti A/S Sweden
2012 Acquisition of the cocoa business of Singapore-based Petra Foods Singapore
2012 Acquisition of Chatham facility from Batory Industries Company in Ontario Canada
2012 Acquisition of the Spanish la Morella nuts Spain
2012 Acquisition of American chocolate decorations manufacturer Mona Lisa Food Products, Inc. U.S.A.
2011 Barry Callebaut and P.T. Comextra Majora enter into joint venture to form P.T. Barry Callebaut Comextra Indonesia Indonesia
2011 Sale of European Consumer Products business to Belgian Baronie Group Belgium
2011 Acquisition of remaining 40% stake in Barry Callebaut Malaysia Sdn Bhd, formerly KLK Cocoa Malaysia
2009 Acquisition of Spanish chocolate maker Chocovic, S.A Spain
2009 Acquisition of Danish vending mix company Eurogran A/S Denmark
2009 Sale of Van Houten Singapore consumer business to Hershey's Singapore
2009 Acquisition of IBC, specialist in decorations, in Kortrijk-Heule Belgium
2008 Sale of African Consumer Business South Africa
2008 Acquisition of a 60% stake in KLK Cocoa Malaysia
2008 Acquisition of a 49% stake in Biolands Tanzania
2007 Acquisition of a cocoa factory in Pennsylvania U.S.A.
2007 Divestment of Brach’s Confections Holding, Inc. U.S.A.
2004 Acquisition of the vending mix business of AM Foods Sweden
2003 Acquisition of Brach’s Confections Holding, Inc. U.S.A.
2003 Acquisition of Dutch Group Graverboom B.V. (including Luijckx B.V.) Netherlands
2002 Acquisition of the Stollwerck Group Germany
1999 Acquisition of Carma AG Switzerland


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