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Barentz buys Viachem

Life science ingredients distributor Barentz International has acquired Viachem, a distributor of life science ingredients and speciality chemicals. Based in Texas and Georgia, Viachem claims to have a unique model that combines “a dedicated market research function and digitally enabled sales and marketing capabilities”, using trained and highly specialised technical sales specialists.

“The entrepreneurial culture, commitment to digital tools, global scale, and a portfolio of synergistic product lines were a few of our requirements and Barentz checked every box,” said president and founder Mike Efting, who will continue to lead the firm within its new ownership. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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