|Industry||Industrial organic chemicals|
|Paul Block (CEO)|
|Parent||MacAndrews & Forbes|
The company was formed from Monsanto Company's tabletop sweetener business, which was acquired by a group of investors in 2000.
In January 2009, Merisant Worldwide filed for bankruptcy to restructure and invest in its new stevia-derived sweetener PureVia, emerging the following year. Merisant was acquired by MacAndrews & Forbes in 2014.
In addition to PureVia, Equal and Canderel, Merisant markets its products under 18 other brands in over 90 countries.
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