Barentz Buys US Distributor Viachem

11.10.2022 - Dutch life science ingredients distributor Barentz has acquired Viachem, a US-based company that distributes specialty chemicals, food additives and ingredients.

The privately owned company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with an office also in Augusta, Georgia.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Viachem’s president and founder, Mike Efting, will continue to lead his team.

 “Viachem has developed sales & marketing capabilities that are unique in the industry,” said Hidde van der Wal, group CEO of Barentz. “By combining these capabilities with Barentz’ global scale, technical expertise, and extensive digital infrastructure, we see significant opportunity to expand market share for our customers and principal suppliers.”

Key highlights of the acquisition for Barentz are Viachem’s in-house market development and digital capabilities, as well as a portfolio of blue-chip product lines that are synergistic with the Barentz portfolio.

In August, Barentz bought Volp Indústria e Comércio, a Brazilian distributor of supplies and solutions for the personal care sector.

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist