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Barentz acquires Pestell Nutrition

By Food in Canada staff   

Business Operations Pet Food Barentz Editor pick Pestell Nutrition

Barentz has successfully completed the acquisition of Pestell Nutrition and its U.S. affiliate, Origination, LLC. The transaction officially closed on July 30, 2021.

Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ont., Pestell Nutrition is the distributor of feed additives, nutritional ingredients, macro and trace minerals, and pet specialty ingredients for the animal health, animal nutrition, and pet food sectors across North America.

Jerry Vergeer, CEO of Pestell Nutrition, said, “Combining Pestell Nutrition’s longstanding North American market presence with Barentz’ global network will open a new chapter for both companies’ animal nutrition businesses. We look forward to continuing our long-term commitment to deliver the best solutions to our customers, both domestically and around the world.”

Terry Hill, CEO of Barentz North America, added, “We welcome Jerry and his team to the Barentz family, and we look forward to building further value for our employees, customers and principal partners. We believe this combination should immediately lead to substantial new opportunities across our animal nutrition vertical.”


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