Barentz acquires Gangwal Chemicals in India
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Barentz acquires Gangwal Chemicals in India

Gangwal is a high-end distributor and specialty solutions provider with a strong presence in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care and cosmetics ingredients

  • By ICN Bureau | December 05, 2021

Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor announces an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the distribution activities of Gangwal Chemicals Private Limited.

Gangwal Chemicals, located in Mumbai India, is a high-end distributor and specialty solutions provider having a leading position in pharmaceuticals with a focus on specialty excipients. The company is growing significantly in the distribution of specialty ingredients in nutraceutical and cosmetics ingredients.

The acquisition is an important step in Barentz’ strategy to become a leading global specialty pharmaceutical and nutraceutical active ingredient distributor. The acquisition is, however, subject to customary closing conditions.

"We have been keen to enter the Indian market for a long time. In Gangwal, we found the right partner due to the similarities in how we do business. We are extremely impressed by the way the Gangwal team has developed the business and the long-term relationships they have built with different global excipient producers. This platform gives us a great leadership team and many opportunities to create new business initiatives to support our global network of suppliers.  We are looking forward to accelerating Gangwal’s future strategic growth,” Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, said.

Anil Jain, Promoter & Director of Gangwal Chemicals, added: “Over the last couple of years we have seen a rapid consolidation of distributors in India. In Barentz we found the ideal life science candidate to partner with. DNA- and business-wise we think and act alike. Together, we can find multiple synergies to strengthen our customer relations with many new suppliers and products coming out of the Barentz portfolio of life science ingredients.  A so-called perfect natural fit creating tremendous new opportunities for our employees.”

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