M/20/031 – Caldic/Brand-Nu & BNL

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Caldic B.V. of sole control of Brand-Nu Laboratories, Inc. and BNL Sciences Ltd. has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Monday October 19, 2020 Monday, November 23, 2020
Parties Involved Business activities
Caldic B.V.

Caldic B.V. is an international full-line distributor of chemicals headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Its main business is the distribution of commodity and specialty chemicals. It has no physical presence and limited sales in the State. Caldic is controlled by funds managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Brand-Nu Laboratories, Inc. and BNL Sciences Ltd.

Brand-Nu and BNL Sciences are distributors of high purity chemicals, excipients and biological raw materials. Both companies provide sourcing, warehousing, distribution and packaging services to their customers. Brand-Nu Laboratories is headquartered in Meriden, Connecticut, USA and BNL Sciences is headquartered in Naas, Co. Kildare.

Economic sector Media merger
Pharmaceuticals No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Cathal Hanley

e-mail: cathalhanley@ccpc.ie
Tel: 00 353 1 470 3681

Ciara Denihan

e-mail: ciaradenihan@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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