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Dairygold Acquires Majority Shareholding In Vita Actives

By Donna Ahern
Dairygold Acquires Majority Shareholding In Vita Actives

Dairygold Health and Nutrition, part of Dairygold Co-Operative Society, has announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding in Irish nutritional solutions provider, Vita Actives Limited.

Vita Actives Limited, based in Dublin, was founded in 2006 by Deepak Sharma and supplies high value nutraceutical ingredients and nutrition solutions to more than 400 global customers, for the functional foods, human nutrition, sports nutrition, health, wellness and cosmetic industries.

Significant Development

In a statement George MacLeod, general manager, Dairygold Health and Nutrition, said, “This acquisition is a significant development for Dairygold and the first acquisition since we established the Dairygold Health and Nutrition business in 2020.

"This transaction provides Dairygold Health and Nutrition with significant opportunities for future growth, within the fast-growing life stage nutrition sector.


"It also provides opportunities for cross-divisional research and development, that will identify new opportunities within Dairygold, highlighting the synergies between the Dairygold and Vita Actives businesses and further demonstrating the strong rationale for such an acquisition."

Our Strategy Our Future 2030

Conor Galvin, chief executive, Dairygold, said that he acquisition of Vita Actives is in line with the company's 'Strategy ‘Our Strategy Our Future 2030’.

"Since the establishment of the Dairygold Health and Nutrition business, we have been exploring and evaluating acquisition opportunities within the life stage nutrition sector," he said.

Perfect Fit


Speaking about the deal, Deepak Sharma, CEO, Vita Actives, added, “This transaction is the perfect fit for us.

"It will give Vita Actives the support we need to grow the business, through developing and growing our customer base, enhancing our research and development capabilities and will give us a strong platform to achieve the success I know we are capable of."

Seán O’Brien, chairman, Dairygold, concluded, “This acquisition is a very positive and encouraging move for Dairygold Members, demonstrating Dairygold’s commitment to identifying acquisition opportunities capable of building higher margin growth opportunities for the Society and its Members.”

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