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Sigma-Aldrich Buys U.K. Firm

1:41 PM MDT | February 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Sigma-Aldrich says it has acquired privately owned Epichem (Bromborough, U.K.) for $60 million in cash. Epichem manufactures and supplies high-purity chemicals for the electronics and photovoltaic market, and has sales of about $40 million/year. Epichem will be merged with Sigma-Aldrich’s SAFC Hitech business. Barry Leese, managing director and former majority shareholder of Epichem, has been appointed president of SAFC...

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