Volume 90 Issue 30 | pp. 20-21
Issue Date: July 23, 2012

Spain’s Panreac Aims For The Global Lab Chemicals Market

Backed by a big new owner in the U.S., firm seeks aggressive growth
Department: Business
Keywords: laboratory chemicals, Spain, Panreac

The fine and lab chemicals business has a mystique of the scientific entrepreneur about it. This is especially true in Southern Europe, where small chemical firms still dot the map. Companies that start small tend to stay small, however, unless they grow through acquiring, being acquired, or both.

Panreac, a laboratory and fine chemicals firm near Barcelona, has followed just such an up-from-the-basement trajectory. Having changed hands between venture capital firms before being . . .

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