LGC Adds to Standards Offerings

Teddington, UK 11/7/16—Lab product supplier LGC has acquired o2si smart solutions, a US-based provider of organic and inorganic reference materials. The acquisition increases LGC’s standards portfolio for the food and environmental markets. “We are delighted to be adding o2si to our Standards division,” commented Euan O’Sullivan, managing director of LGC’s Standards Division. “It offers a highly complementary fit to our existing manufacturing capabilities across the United States and Europe, adding organic solution standards expertise as well as a quick turnaround, custom standards workflow to our offering.”

This is the latest acquisition of a standards provider for LGC, which has steadily built this business through acquisitions, and the first acquisition under its new owner, private equity firm KKR (see IBO 12/15/16), which has stated plans to grow LGC’s life science business. 

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