Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA) has acquired a 92.5% majority stake in a Finnish food safety testing firm.
Viljavuuspalvelu Oy offers food and water testing services as well as agro and feed testing.
The firm operates the largest single-site independent agro soil testing laboratory in Finland.
Eurofins is acquiring the majority stake from two shareholders, Yara Suomi Oy, an affiliate of Yara International ASA, and Nordkalk Oy Ab.
Dr. Gilles Martin, CEO of Eurofins Scientific said: "This is a reflection of our commitment to provide our customers with the widest range and highest quality of analytical service, by leveraging our regional and global scale.
“Furthermore, it provides us an opportunity to demonstrate our competence and capabilities, and potentially expand our relationship with reference clients in the sectors where we are active in."