DEERFIELD, Ill., December 7, 2021 – FoodChain ID, a leading provider of technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions, has acquired Verdant, a leader in consulting, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, and development services. FoodChain ID is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners.
Verdant utilizes deep domain expertise and innovative technologies to automate compliance and product development for many of the world’s leading brands in consumer-packaged goods, food and beverage, and specialty chemical, supporting their digital transformations through the advanced use of technology and data.
“With its focus on compliance automation, enterprise application consulting, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) integration, Verdant is a strong strategic fit with FoodChain ID. We are confident Verdant will accelerate our ability to support our customers’ needs with technology-enabled services,” notes Brad Riemenapp, chief executive officer of FoodChain ID.
Verdant is a managed services-focused company that provides custom software integration and development services, implementation, consultation, and technical support for companies working with both on-premise and cloud-based software systems. The company has a profound understanding of, and expertise in, the food and beverage space and is credited with accurately recognizing how companies can best utilize technology. Its proprietary, cloud-based solutions feature the COG integration service that enables rapid deployment of SaaS services into PLMs. Its AI-driven Digital Formulation Workbench enables food and beverage companies to streamline the food product development process.
“Much like FoodChain ID, Verdant focuses on the human element of technology projects and will allow our customers to integrate key systems with less time, cost, and effort,” said Riemenapp.