Evonik Acquires Infinitec Activos

Evonik has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the privately owned technology-driven company Infinitec Activos, with closing expected by July.

The Spanish company focuses on the development and production of novel active delivery systems for cosmetic active ingredient applications. Infinitec Activos will be integrated into the Care Solutions business line of Evonik’s Nutrition & Care division complementing the active delivery systems acquired in 2017.

“Proven active delivery systems offer great opportunities to innovate new cosmetic ingredients with scientifically proven claims. This allows our personal care customers to differentiate,” said Yann d’Hervé, head of Evonik’s Care Solutions business line.

By combining its existing actives portfolio with the new delivery systems, Care Solutions’ capabilities to generate new concepts for scientifically substantiated consumer cosmetic claims are significantly enhanced. The integration and roll-out across the existing platform of cosmetic solutions offers strong synergy potential.

“We are convinced that the synergies created will not only bring benefits to our customers and both companies, but also create new opportunities across the entire personal care and beauty market value chain,” said Alfonso Hidalgo, Partner of Infinitec Activos S.L.