Aug 10, 2022
J.M. Huber Corp. to acquire the Biolchim Group
J.M. Huber Corporation (Huber), a global, family-owned specialty engineered materials manufacturing company, has signed an agreement to acquire Biolchim Group from NB Renaissance, Chequers Capital and the Biolchim Group management team.
The Biolchim Group, managed and headed by Galileo Quattro SARL, has its main operating base in Italy and is a leading producer and distributor of a full range of specialty plant nutrition and biostimulants. Closing of the sale, expected by the end of 2022, is subject to customary closing conditions including the foreign direct investment approval in Italy.
All the companies in the Biolchim Group—including Biolchim S.p.A, Cifo, Ilsa S.p.A, Matécsa Kft and West Coast Marine-Bio Processing Corp.—are within the scope of the purchase. The Biolchim Group operates eight production plants globally and its products (biostimulants, trace elements and water
soluble, liquid and foliar fertilizers) are present in over 70 countries worldwide.
The Biolchim Group has a rich 50-year history of serving the agricultural industry. Upon close of the sale, the Biolchim Group will become part of Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a company within the Huber portfolio of businesses. The Biolchim Group will be part of the strategic
foundation of the Huber AgroSolutions (HAS) business unit of HEM that currently includes Miller Chemical & Fertilizer (Miller).
Leonardo Valenti, CEO of the Biolchim Group since 2008 and a pioneer in the plant nutrition industry, will remain committed to lead the Biolchim Group through the next phase of growth and the integration.