Kersia, France, acquired Choisy Laboratories, a Canada-based developer and manufacturer of chemical, biotechnological and biosecurity hygiene solutions, from the Trudeau family and Champlain Financial Corp., Canada.

This transaction grows Kersia’s geographical footprint in North America, allowing the company to expand its presence in new sub-segments and to acquire new technologies.

Choisy focuses on research, manufacturing and marketing of food safety and biosecurity solutions for the foodservice and hospitality market segments across eastern Canada and Europe.

With this acquisition, Kersia’s network will comprise 23 plants with 1,200 employees.

“This acquisition is in line with Kersia’s growth strategy and ambition to become the world’s leading player in food safety solutions for the entire food chain from farm to fork,” says Sebastien Bossard, chief executive officer of Kersia. “Combining the deep R&D and technological expertise of Choisy and Kersia’s teams with the support of Ardian grows our international footprint substantially and strengthens our offering. The complementarity between our two companies is strong, as are the common values we share. We are very pleased to welcome the Choisy team within our group.”

“I’m excited to conclude this transaction because of the great cultural and technological complementarities, as well as the growth opportunities and synergies that will be generated. The food industry and the professional hygiene markets will greatly benefit from the new modern alternatives in biosafety and foodservice hygiene solutions represented by the Choisy-Kersia offer,” adds Guy Trudeau, president and CEO of Choisy. “I am convinced that the conjunction of the Choisy-Kersia brands will serve as a value and growth accelerator for the company, its employees and shareholders in North America and Europe.”