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EQT III bought Symrise AG in 2001 from Bayer AG and the Gerberding family.

During EQT´s ownership Symrise became one of the largest producer of flavours, fragrances, cosmetic ingredients and aroma chemicals in the world.

In 2006 Symrise was divested by an IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Key events during EQT's ownership

  • Fast track merger of Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco
  • As a merged entity increasingly achieved core list supplier status with key customers
  • Selective add-on acquisitions