Royal Agrifirm Group announces the acquisition of Special Nutrients


Royal Agrifirm Group has signed the agreement to acquire Special Nutrients, the Miami based leading provider of scientifically proven mycotoxin binders. For Special Nutrients this step supports the further development of its strong portfolio of mycotoxin binding solutions. Royal Agrifirm Group shows through this acquisition its commitment to further invest in its promising feed additive business, supporting the overall growth strategy.


The acquisition was supported by the long standing business relationship between Special Nutrients and the Royal Agrifirm Group. Complementary strengths and market shares worldwide will allow to further leverage the advanced and scientifically backed offer of products and services into sustainable growth. Fernando Tamames III, the driving force behind the success of Special Nutrients, will keep an important stake in the company. This allows him to actively contribute to the next step of this expansion.

The extensive experience of Special Nutrients in the field of mycotoxin binding additives is a perfect fit with Agrifirm’s product range of functional feed ingredients promoting its international, nutritional and technological expertise. “Just Science is not only our slogan but our motivation to provide optimal solutions to the ever increasing problems of mycotoxins. Together, Special Nutrients and Royal Agrifirm Group will offer better and sustainable anti-mycotoxin additives to every corner of the world”, says Fernando Tamames III, President of Special Nutrients.

Royal Agrifirm Group is convinced that the combined knowledge will lead to sustainable solutions with high added value for its customers worldwide. “Next to the top quality solutions, there is a natural fit between both companies, ensuring the future success of this acquisition”, says Dick Hordijk, CEO of the Royal Agrifirm Group. “We look forward to further strengthen the market share of our combined functional feed additive offerings. And we are happy to realize this together with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable international team of Special Nutrients. The solutions of Special Nutrients are an asset in working towards responsible food chains for future generations.”