SECAUCUS, NJ. — The Martin Bauer Group has acquired Core Botanica, a manufacturer of customized mint leaf products.
The acquisition expands Martin Bauer’s portfolio of raw materials and botanical ingredients, servicing the food and dietary supplement industries, along with the tea and beverage markets, the company said.
“The addition of Core to our family of companies known as the nature network is all about entering the American raw botanicals space, and doing so for the benefit of our US and international clients,” said Ennio Ranaboldo, chief executive officer of the Martin Bauer Group in North America. “It is a continuation of the Group’s long-term service and partnering strategy.”
Core Botanica was founded in 1994 by Cooper Venture Associates, a specialty tea company, and Essex Laboratories, Inc., an essential oil producer specializing in mint. The company is based in Terrebonne, Ore., and has a processing facility located in the Pacific Northwest.
“Martin Bauer is the ideal company to take this company to the next level,” said Barry Cooper, managing partner of Core Botanica. “Core has a record of sustainable agriculture procedures, organic farming practices, and cutting-edge product innovation. Our vastly experienced farm management team, coupled with our vertically integrated grower base, proven quality systems, and outstanding manufacturing capability is a platform that Martin Bauer can build upon.”