Barens Group is a private investment and holding group with operating segments in Commodities, Real Estate and Venture Capital/Technology.

The Group traces its roots to1995, initially starting as a cocoa and palm oil trading business. Since then, we have been participating in strategic opportunities to generate growth over time and bring scalable, positive impact towards the communities and environment.


Our purpose is to be one of the leading private investment & holding companies, deliver solutions that advance everyday life and maximise value for our stakeholders.


Our underlying segments are run by experienced and dedicated professionals. Barens Group is committed to attracting, empowering and retaining the best talent.


Focus & Results.
Trust & Collaboration.

Our History

  • Expansion into Metals Recycling & Waste Management

    The Group expands into Metals Recycling & Waste Management industry as a way to satisfy growing demand for primary metals and contribute towards moving from the linear economy towards a green circular economy.

  • Expansion of Agri commodities division

    Swiss trading company is joined by a team of seasoned commodity traders. The Group shifts its focus to sourcing and trading grains, oilseeds, and makes major investments in logistics infrastructure.

  • Investment division formed

    Barens Capital established. An investment division focused on private equity strategies and Real Estate investment.

  • Barens expands to UK

    A designated UK trading company is set up to focus on importing and distributing Barens ChocolateTM across the EU market.

  • Barens Group puts down roots in Switzerland

    A designated Swiss trading company is set up to focus on procuring cocoa, palm oil and sugar products for own confectionery manufacturing needs and trading internationally.

  • Confectionery manufacturing started

    Barens Chocolate established, acquiring assets and becoming a confectionery manufacturer with production plants in Ukraine.

  • Soft commodities business established

    Soft commodities trading desk established, initially focusing on procurement of cocoa and palm oil products.

Our Policies

Our policy is to conduct business in an honest, collborative and environmentally friendly manner.

Where possible, we aim to minimise the energy, carbon, water and waste impacts of our business and value chains.