The previous owners of Chocovic (Nederland Group) sold Chocovic to Barry Callebaut in 2009.
BC bought the company (the deal closed December 2009) because they needed the production capacity - and it was (I heard) cheaper to buy the company than to build a new factory from scratch.
Last I checked, Chocovic's recipes were still being produced and sold under the Chocovic brand.
Chocovic still has an independent distributor in Sweden (sama as before BC bought the company).
ok so Chocovic is like Scharffen Berger, bought by a big one but still sold under the same label with the same manufacturing process. Does that usually work?