official press release

AnalytiChem expands European presence and chemical offering with the acquisition of Chem-Lab NV

Eschborn - Germany, December 4th, 2021 - AnalytiChem Holding GmbH has announced today the acquisition of Chem-Lab NV and its subsidiaries Chem-Lab Analytical bvba and SpectraTrace BV.

Chem-Lab is for 28 years specialized in the production of tailor-made reagents. Located in Zedelgem, Belgium, the company manufactures solvent and acid mixtures, organic and inorganic standards and buffer solutions. The subsidiary SpectraTrace manufactures high purity acids with ppb or ppt levels of impurities, which are essential for trace elemental analysis. Chem-Lab Analytical bvba, which serves laboratory customers throughout Belgium with chemicals, consumables, and equipment, will join the AnalytiChem group of companies, too.

“Chem-Lab is an ideal fit for our organization as we can offer our customers an even broader range of custom-made chemicals, which is complementary to our Bernd Kraft portfolio.” said Raoul Biskupek, CEO of AnalytiChem, referring to the recent acquisition of a Germany based manufacturer. “What is more, we are delighted to retain with Jan Strobbe the general manager of Chem-Lab. The AnalytiChem group will benefit from his invaluable manufacturing experience and market insight.” 

“To maintain the growth of Chem-Lab it is necessary to address an international market,” added Jan Strobbe. “I strongly believe joining AnalytiChem is the ideal way of ensuring future growth and I am looking forward to support my new colleagues all over the world.”

About AnalytiChem

AnalytiChem Holding GmbH was formed in early 2021, beginning a journey to create a family of companies providing high-quality analytical chemistry and reference materials to laboratories around the world. Based in Eschborn, Germany, it is owned by Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm. The initial portfolio of AnalytiChem is Bernd Kraft GmbH in Germany, Northeast Laboratory Services in the US and OREAS in Australia.

About Battery

Battery partners with exceptional founders and management teams developing category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, enterprise infrastructure, online marketplaces, healthcare IT and industrial technology. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at all stages, ranging from seed and early to growth and buyout, and invests globally from six strategic locations: Boston; San Francisco and Menlo Park, Calif.; Herzliya, Israel; London; and New York. Follow the firm on Twitter @BatteryVentures, visit our website and find a full list of Battery's portfolio companies here.

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