In April 2002, CVC Funds acquired Adisseo. Adisseo is a global leader in the processing of feed additives for the animal nutrition industry, dedicated to helping pre-mixers and animal feed manufacturers to improve their performance, guarantee their competitiveness and facilitate the use of additives.
As pioneers in the animal nutrition industry, Adisseo were among the first to support the industrialisation of livestock farming by designing, developing and producing feed additives, such as amino acids, vitamins and enzymes. Adisseo is the only major producer of methionine, an essential amino acid. The company has a market share of approximately 30% in methionine production.
In January 2006, Drakkar Holdings (the parent company of Adisseo) was sold to China National Corporation (ChemChina).