Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Penford Corporation, a U.S.-based leader in specialty ingredients for food and non-food applications.  

“This is a great opportunity for Ingredion.  Penford’s expertise in potato starch, non-starch texturizers (hydrocolloids) and green solutions expands our capabilities to address growing consumer trends.  Plus, their complementary portfolio of higher-value specialty ingredients will take us into new and profitable sectors.  We are looking forward to a bright future together,” said Ilene Gordon, Ingredion chairman and CEO.  

“We will begin the integration immediately to capture synergies, provide a broader offering of higher-value specialty products to our customers around the world and continue to deliver shareholder value,” Gordon added.

The integration is expected to generate annual cost synergies of at least $20 million, primarily from efficiencies in the areas of manufacturing, procurement, logistics and general and administrative functions.  Excluding one-time costs, the transaction is expected to be $0.08 – $0.12 accretive to earnings on a per share basis in 2015.