20-Apr-2011: VWR International, LLC announced that it agreed to acquire the business of Anachemia Canada Inc. and its affiliates, pending customary closing conditions.
Based in Montreal, Anachemia is an industry leader for the sale and distribution of chemicals, laboratory supplies and equipment in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Mexico. In addition, Anachemia exports certain products around the world. Anachemia has provided products and services to the research, environmental, industrial and mining industries since 1942.
"VWR's acquisition of Anachemia strengthens our position in Canada and accelerates our expansion into South America. In addition, this acquisition will enhance VWR's product portfolio and provide access to new customer segments like the mining industry," stated Matt Malenfant, VWR's Senior Vice President and President of North America, Lab Business and Services. "We are excited to add Anachemia's complimentary business to VWR's global laboratory supply and distribution business."
Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.