Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services has acquired a minority stake in MetGen OY. As part of the acquisition, Ecolab will be granted exclusive distribution rights globally for MetGen’s pulp and paper portfolio, as well as its wastewater enzyme portfolio. This business supplies differentiated custom blended enzymatic solutions to maximize biomass performance for various industries.
MetGen, headquartered in Kaarina, Finland, designs novel enzymatic solutions to improve energy efficiency and speed of processes in industries such as Pulp and Paper, Biofuels and Biochemicals.
“We are glad to welcome Ecolab as an investor in MetGen. Our business goals are fully aligned with Ecolab’s objective to support customers to achieve the best solutions in water technologies for the pulp and paper sector. MetGen is excited to work together with the Ecolab team to accelerate market growth through the global introduction of innovative, sustainable enzymatic solutions in various business segments,” said Alex Michine, CEO of MetGen.
The investment provides Ecolab with access to innovative custom enzymes to help producers improve machine efficiency, water and energy savings, product quality and profitability. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are excited to work with MetGen and implement their innovative products into our offerings to enhance Ecolab’s ability to provide value-added solutions for our customers in the Pulp and Paper Industry,” said Jerome Charton, senior vice president and general manager, Nalco Water global paper, Ecolab’s water management business.
For more information, please contact:
Alex Michine, CEO, MetGen Oy, +358 40 543 3740
About MetGen Oy
MetGen designs and markets novel enzymatic solutions for the most challenging of industrial conditions to address our customer’s specific challenges. MetGen’s enzymes – MetZyme® – are industrial, highly-active, natural catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions and company uses advances in genetic engineering and microbiology to adapt enzymes to harsh industrial conditions and to handle a variety of lignocellulosic substrates. MetGen aims to be a widely recognized supplier of industrial enzymes, significantly contributing to the economics and sustainability of process industries such as pulp & paper, biofuels and biochemicals. MetGen’s competitive advantage is in tailoring or adapting enzymes to meet customer’s specific needs. www.metgen.com
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab, Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab, LinkedIn at Ecolab or Instagram at Ecolab Inc.
Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd) is a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ success stories by investing in them directly and via funds. Tesi always invests together with other investors, providing them with access to high quality deal-flow in Finland. Our investments under management total 1 billion euros and we have altogether 723 companies in portfolio.
www.tesi.fi / @TesiFII