Sanofi-aventis to acquire Oenobiol

03-Nov-2009 - France

Sanofi-aventis announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the company Laboratoire Oenobiol, manufacturer of nutritional, health and beauty supplements. In 2009, Oenobiol had a turnover of 57.2 million Euros, 85% of which was in France and 15% in other countries, primarily in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Portugal.

"The acquisition of Oenobiol will complete and reinforce our presence on the French market and is fully in line with sanofi-aventis’ strategy to become a global and diversified healthcare leader", declared Nicolas Cartier, General Manager of sanofi-aventis France. "This emblematic brand is well-known and conveys an image of quality and trust, with a strong scientific backing. We are very happy to welcome the women and men of Laboratoire Oenobiol into the sanofi-aventis family, to benefit from their skills while giving them access to sanofi-aventis’ healthcare expertise and development resources" he added.

Dr. Marie Béjot, nutritionist and founder of Laboratoire Oenobiol, will remain highly involved in the strategy and development of the Oenobiol line. She will co-lead a Strategic Committee and a Nutritional Supplement Development Committee within sanofi-aventis.

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