AgroFresh Solutions Finalizes Tessara Acquisition; Clint Lewis and Jaco Smit Detail

AgroFresh Solutions Finalizes Tessara Acquisition; Clint Lewis and Jaco Smit Detail

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AgroFresh Solutions announced back in July it will be acquiring South Africa-based Tessara, an intelligent packaging solutions provider. Now, the post-harvest innovator has announced the completion of the deal, kicking off an exciting chapter for AgroFresh as it furthers its mission to prevent food loss/waste across the produce supply chain.

Clint Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, AgroFresh Solutions“AgroFresh and Tessara both aspire to bring continued value to our customers globally,” noted Clint Lewis, Chief Executive Officer at AgroFresh. “We have a shared vision to be the global leaders in the provision of post-harvest solutions for the fresh fruit and produce industry. And what does global leadership really mean? It means that many more varieties of crops get the benefits of a solution that helps enhance freshness and quality and really supports growers and producers.”

The transaction was completed following clearance by the South African competition authorities. As noted in the release, the acquisition of Tessara amplifies AgroFresh's capabilities in post-harvest produce freshness and food waste reduction with added solutions for key crop segments such as table grapes and berries, while significantly enhancing its presence across fruit growing regions including South Africa, China, Australia, and South America.

Additionally, this acquisition enables AgroFresh and Tessara to offer more freshness solutions for more crops in more regions, reducing food waste and ultimately resulting in a more sustainable, abundant supply of fresh produce around the world.

Jaco Smit, Chief Executive Officer, Tessara“Over the course of the past few decades, Tessara has grown into a global leader in the provision of SO2 solutions used for prevention of decay for a number of high-value crops,” said Jaco Smit, CEO at Tessara. “Being part of AgroFresh gives us access to resources to support ongoing research and development, production facilities around the world, and, most importantly, a global presence. Combining our portfolio with AgroFresh's portfolio will make us a significant force in post-harvest technologies around the world.”

The full release can be found here, and more information here.

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