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Barentz acquires Pestell Nutrition

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Barentz International will be expanding its activities in North America. The company entered into an agreement to acquire Pestell Nutrition.

Pestell Nutrition, headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, has a significant position in Canada and a fast-growing expansion into the US animal nutrition market. The company reached an annual turnover of approximately €200 million in 2020. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions including merger control clearances.

The acquisition follows other acquisitions, such as Noack Group, and accelerates the strategic positioning of the Barentz Group towards animal health while establishing the animal nutrition vertical globally. Further growth is expected, especially in the US market.

Pestell Nutrition CEO, Jerry Vergeer, said that “ over the past few years, Pestell Nutrition has significantly expanded its nutritional offering to our customers, while at the same time expanding our footprint both in Canada and the USA. Barentz is a perfect fit for Pestell and being part of Barentz North America and the global Barentz network will lead to many opportunities. We will be able to further strengthen our partnerships with our customers and suppliers in Canada and the USA and grow our business. Our team of animal nutrition experts is looking forward to exploring all new opportunities that arise from the Barentz regional and global network.”

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, added that “this is a perfect moment to add these high-quality animal nutrition activities to our portfolio, after the successful rebranding of Maroon Group into Barentz North America. It brings the animal nutrition vertical into a more balanced position within our life science and specialty ingredients portfolio. It accelerates our strategic and aspirational positioning towards animal health and will maximize our chances for further growth in the USA, with numerous synergistic opportunities to create collaborations through our global network. I am really proud to welcome the Pestell team into our ‘Barentz family’.”

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