Create Flavours – The taste of victory…

30 April 2020

RSM’s M&A and private equity team has successfully advised on the sale of Create Flavours to european group, Nactarome, funded by Italian private equity house Ambienta.

The client

Based in the SouthWest, Create Flavours has grown to become one of the UK’s leading mid-tier natural flavourings specialists. The highly successful management team will remain as a part of the Create Flavours division and wider group, in order to guide the business through its next stages of growth.

RSM's Solution

RSM were engaged as lead advisers to run a highly competitive process that generated significant international interest. Nactarome was identified as a strong strategic acquirer by the RSM team who had knowledge of their buy-and-build strategy, to create a market leading business focusing on servicing mid-sized food manufacturers. The group was formed in 2018 following the acquisition of the Italian Aromata Group with two further acquisitions in 2019 of IPAM and French based Nactis. 

Create Flavours will further complement the combined group and enhance its unique capabilities bringing new production solutions, R&D and state-of-the art productions facilities across mainland Europe. 

Transaction team: Ian Wherry, Stephanie Wilson, Rhys Jennings and Ryan Keen.


'We would like to extend our thanks to RSM for their professionalism and support. They ran an exceptional process which generated global interest in our business. Their advice was invaluable, steering us through the process, and achieving a fantastic result. We are delighted to join forces with Nactarome and tap into its significant technical and operational resources. This move will strengthen our innovations, products and abilities to provide our clients across the UK and Ireland with the highest service standards.'

Jonathan Jones, Managing Director and Founder

Create Flavours