Fytexia and B Natural announce strategic partnership

27-May-2021

The companies aim to build portfolios of products based on propolis, a compound created by bees which offers health benefits

Fytexia and B Natural, a brown propolis refinement and extraction business, have announced a decision to enter into a strategic agreement.

Propolis, a compound with health benefits created by bees, is a recognised source of polyphenols with numerous health benefits, and the natural resource is at the centre of the cooperation announced by the two companies.

Fytexia has reportedly been looking to make a strategic investment in a source of propolis, choosing B Natural for its quality, sourcing and standardisation. The company’s patented extraction method enables batch-to-batch uniformity and ease of production.

For the partnership itself, Fytexia has invested in B Natural to accelerate growth and the companies are now defining a plan for co-investment to develop propolis-centred products.

Matthieu Arguillère, CEO of Fytexia, said: “We are very excited by this investment and we believe that it will open up new growth opportunities. There are major opportunities for synergies between Fytexia and B Natural, some of them immediately applicable. This partnership will allow Fytexia and B Natural to create a strong European leader in polyphenols.”

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Gianluca Imbriani, CEO of B Natural, said: “Making a traditional material such as Propolis into a very premium ingredient is very exciting. We worked a lot over the past years securing sourcing, and ensuring the quality and standardisation of our propolis product. We believe that together with Fytexia we will be able to accelerate the development of propolis and its scientifically proven health benefits. We share a common vision and our partnership should help in the development of health uses for a range of other polyphenols as well.“

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