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Sigma-Aldrich acquires Cerilliant to strengthen analytical chemistry portfolio

Sigma-Aldrich has acquired all outstanding shares of Cerilliant Corporation of Round Rock, Texas to strengthen the company's analytical chemistry product portfolio and to continue to deliver on its strategic growth plans.

Cerilliant expects the acquisition to be neutral to mildly accretive to earnings per share in 2011 and has been a portfolio company of Argenta Partners of Dallas, Texas for the past 10 years.

Cerilliant is accredited to ISO Guide 34, ISO/IEC 17025, certified to ISO 9001:2008 and its extensive capabilities complement Sigma-Aldrich’s existing Fluka and Supelco analytical brands and will expand the company’s analytical customer base and markets.

The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Cerilliant president and Round Rock site’s newly appointed director Sherri Pogue said that Being part of the Sigma-Aldrich family will provide Cerilliant with the depth and breadth of resources that will allow them to continue to expand their development and offering of products to support their customers’ ever-evolving analytical requirements.