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Cotecna Acquires Neotron, an Italian Provider of Analytical Solutions to the Food Sector
Friday 17 May 2019

17 May 2019 - Switzerland-based testing, inspection and certification services provider Cotecna has completed the acquisition of Italy-based Neotron, a global provider of testing services for food products, supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, the company said.

Founded in 1975 by Gian Carlo Gatti, Neotron is one of the largest analytical safety laboratories in Europe with over 550 employees, performing 2,000 accredited tests and processing close to 300,000 samples per year.

The company provides chemical, biochemical, microbiological, physical and sensory analysis.

Neotron operates from a single site which boasts a laboratory spanning over 10,000 m2 in Modena, and serves clients from 50 different countries.

Cotecna is a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services.

Founded in Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become an international player with over 4000 employees in more than 100 offices across approximately 50 countries.
Date Published: 17/05/2019
Target: Neotron
Country: Italy
Sector: Food/Beverages/Tobacco
Type: LBO
Status: Closed
Buyer: Cotecna
Terms of the deal were not disclosed