Eurofins Scientific acquires four French laboratories
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Eurofins Scientific acquires four French laboratories

Eurofins Scientific, a world-leading bio-analytics company that offers laboratory analysis services to the food and pharmaceutical industries, as well as others, is making further in-roads into France. The company is looking to increase its clinical diagnostic footprint in its domestic market by acquiring four laboratories in the first five months of the year. There is nothing particularly new about this – Eurofins has long profited from making sensible acquisitions to conquer new territories and service provisions, but the pace at which it does so is ramping up.

Eurofins Scientific’s share price is up 12% this month!

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The group added to facilities in regions it already operates within with the acquisition of iLab in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Biosphere in Rhône-Alpes. It also acquired two laboratory groups in Marseille and Martigues. These laboratory groups will add new skills to Eurofins existing offering, as they both focus on specialized clinical testing services.  These acquisitions will further Eurofins ambitions to become a national players with a “strong local footprint” according to the company’s press release.

Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins’ CEO, said: “These transactions demonstrate Eurofins’ commitment to developing its clinical diagnostics platform, which should enable the Group to continue deploying its technical know-how and proprietary technologies, including its competencies in specialty diagnostic testing, in France and throughout the rest of Europe.”

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Dominion holds Eurofins Scientific in its Global Trends Managed Fund.


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