official press release

AnalytiChem, a provider of high-quality analytical chemistry and reference materials to laboratories around the world, announces the acquisition of certified reference material specialist OREAS

Eschborn - Germany, November 19th, 2021 - AnalytiChem Holding GmbH has announced today the acquisition of OREAS, Melbourne, Australia and subsidiary OREAS North America Inc., Canada.

Best known for their offering of certified reference materials (CRM) for gold ores, the product range from OREAS comprises CRMs for a wide variety of other metal ores including copper, lithium, and cobalt, which play an important role in battery production.  The CRMs manufactured by OREAS are crucial for customers to assess geological data in the mining, exploration, and analytical industry. “With OREAS we are consistently developing our offering further and strengthening our portfolio in the field of analytical products. Additionally, we gain access to laboratories in the mining industry on a global scale.” says Raoul Biskupek, CEO of AnalytiChem.

Lucas Hamlyn, General Manager of OREAS commented: “We are all excited to join the AnalytiChem team, which is building an impressive platform across a broad set of product categories. The diversity within the group will facilitate comprehensive and cohesive solutions for clients making them an invaluable partner for OREAS’ global customer base.”

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. AnalytiChem has subsidiaries in Germany with Bernd Kraft GmbH, and the US with Northeast Laboratory Services.

Ore Research & Exploration Pty Ltd, (OREAS)

Established 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, OREAS is the world leader in certified reference materials (CRM) for the global mining, exploration, and analytical industries. Servicing customers in over 135 countries, OREAS offers both off-the-shelf products and custom CRMs made to client’s specifications. Utilizing an advanced production facility, intelligent software, world class distribution network and thirty years of refined processes, OREAS achieves unrivalled quality giving customers the utmost confidence in their assay data.

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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