Deals & Cases

Nestlé S.A. acquires majority stake in Terrafertil

24. September 2018 – On 4 September 2018 Nestlé completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Terrafertil, a natural foods company and main global producer of goldenberries, following approval of relevant antitrust authorities.

Terrafertil, and its flagship brand 'NATURE'S HEART®', is recognized for its wide portfolio of natural and mostly organic products. It is the world’s largest buyer of goldenberries (Physalis), an Andean superfood high in vitamins and antioxidants. The transaction includes all of Terrafertil’s operations and assets in the seven countries where it operates.

With this new investment, Nestlé is very well positioned to be the leader in the plant-food based segment in Zone Americas with the addition of the NATURE'S HEART and ESSENTIAL LIVING FOODS brands.

Walder Wyss advised Nestlé as Swiss legal advisor in this transaction. The Walder Wyss team was led by Luc Defferrard (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Adriano Antonietti (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Lara Alec (Associate, Corporate/M&A).