Omegam Laboratoria B.V. (Omegam), one of the leading independent laboratories in the Netherlands for environmental and water testing, has been acquired by Eurofins Scientific (Eurofins) for an undisclosed consideration.
Formerly Amsterdam’s water quality control board, Omegam has built more than 30 years of expertise in the analysis of trace level components in water and soil. It is the local private market leader in specialized fields of water testing, in particular, the analyses of pesticides, hormones and drug residues.
Eurofins is the world leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also number one in the world in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agro-science, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services. The acquisition reinforces Eurofins’ leadership in the environmental testing market in the Benelux, and strengthens the company's service offering to cover the full spectrum of water analysis, specifically in helping clients comply with the EU Water Framework Directive, a current industry priority ahead of the 2015 deadline for progress report.
Oaklins' team in the Netherlands advised the seller in this transaction.
Roel Otten and Arno van Zon, shareholders and directors at Omegam, said: “Oaklins' team in the Netherlands managed a swift and structured sale process and we are pleased that Omegam found a new owner, which supports its focus on water and advanced testing services and is able to leverage the company’s specific knowledge and capacity internationally.”
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