DSM to buy US bioscience group for $1bn

Chemicals company DSM has made a $1bn offer for US company Martek Biosciences.

The cash deal has been recommended by both companies’ boards and is expected to be finalised by February.
The deal represents ‘the first major acquisition by DSM after its successful transformation into a Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company,’ DSM said in a statement.
The two companies already work together. Martek is particularly strong in the field of • polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), nutrition ingredients, especially in infant formula.

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