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Sweet deal for Tate & Lyle as they acquire Chinese dietary fibres firm for $237m

Tate & Lyle has snapped up a prebiotic dietary fibre company from China-listed ChemPartner for $237m today.

Shares in the FTSE 250 food and drink ingredients firm jumped 2.6 per cent after it announced it would acquire Quantum Hi-Tech Biological in a $237m deal.

The sale is not set to be voted on by ChemPartner shareholders, Tate & Lyle said.

Bosses said the deal was aligned with its goal of becoming a growth-focused food and beverage solutions business and will allow it to add to its footprint in China and Asia.

Quantum posted revenues of $46m and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of $14m for the 11 months to 30th November.

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