Ardian-backed Kersia, a global leader in food saftey, acquired Choisy Laboratories, a Louiseville (Quebec)-based developer and manufacturer of checmical, biotechnological and biosecurity hygine solutions, from the Trudeau family and Champlain Financial Corporation.
With this acquisition, Kersia’s network will comprise 23 plants (16 owned), with c.1,200 employees and a turnover of c.€250 million. This is Kersia’s fifth strategic acquisition since its acquisition by Ardian in October 2016.
The amount of the deal – completed with the support of Ardian, its majority shareholder – was not disclosed.
The acquisition aims to grow Kersia’s geographical footprint in North America, allowing the company to expand its presence in new sub-segments and to acquire new technologies. Following the transaction, Kersia’s network will comprise 23 plants (o/w 16 owned), with c.1,200 employees and a turnover of c.€250 million.
Founded by Yvon G. Trudeau, B.A. and B.Sc., in 1946, Choisy focuses on research, manufacturing and marketing of food safety & biosecurity solutions.
The company has 250 employees in four divisions: Choisy Laboratories, GDG Environment, Mikadoweb Solutions and RMS Equipments/Services. These complementary business divisions are all articulated from the head office located in Louiseville, Qc, where the production and research & development activities for Hygiene Solutions are mainly located. The group also operates three distribution centres and four business centres in Eastern Canada, in addition to the headquarters of GDG Environment located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and RMS Equipments/Services located in Laval, Quebec.
Led by Sebastien Bossard, CEO, Kersia is a global leader in biosecurity and food safety with value added products and solutions to prevent diseases or contamination in both animal and humans at every stage of the food supply chain.
Now present in more than 90 countries and employs more than 1,200 personnel, the company records a turnover of €250m.
This is its fifth strategic acquisition since its acquisition by Ardian in October 2016.