MVA-member, Chr. Hansen, acquires HSO Health Care to grow probiotics offering for women’s health

    Yesterday, MVA-member and MVA Microbiome Network co-founder, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, and HSO Health Care GmbH today entered into an agreement, under which Chr. Hansen will acquire Austrian HSO Health Care. The acquisition of HSO Health Care GmbH cements Chr. Hansen’s long-term commitment to its probiotics business, and the fast-growing category for women’s health, where scientifically proven probiotic solutions are becoming increasingly popular among consumers

    Mauricio Graber, CEO of Chr. Hansen, said: “I am excited that we have reached an agreement with HSO Health Care, which has demonstrated very fast growth through a globally recognized portfolio that complements our own UREX™ products nicely. Women’s health is a high-growth segment where innovation is becoming increasingly important, and with the addition of the Astarte™ portfolio we will be able to deliver innovation to a much larger market more quickly.”

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