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Barentz buys Indian firm

Netherlands-based Barentz International, a distributor of life science and speciality ingredients, has acquired Radian Chemical Products of India. Terms were not disclosed and the current team will remain in place, including CEO Manoj Botadra.

Radian is mainly active in niche applications in colour cosmetics and personal care, areas in which Barentz is already active India. Barentz thus expects to reinforce its portfolio and achieve “significant growth potential” across the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

Two buys for Barentz

Barentz International has continued its ongoing series of acquisitions with two more distributors of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals, one based in France and the other in Latin America. Both are described as being aligned with its growth strategy of becoming the leading global life science distributor.

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