Allylix Acquired By Evolva

San Diego-based Alyllix, which produces flavors, fragrances, and other ingredients using yeast fermentation, has been acquired by Swiss company Evolva Holdings SA. Evolva said it will acquire Allylix in return for 46 million shares of the company. As part of the acquisition, Cargill will invest $4M in Evolva shares to support the transaction. Allylix was venture backed by Avrio Ventures, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, Blue Grass Angels, Cultivian Ventures, Life Science Angels, Midpoint Food & Ag Fund, Pasadena Angels, Tate & Lyle Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels.