Nufarm acquires Cleary Chemical Corp.

January 11, 2013 -  By

Burr Ridge, Ill., and Dayton, N.J. – Nufarm Americas acquired Cleary Chemical Corp., a marketer of fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators to the turf and ornamental horticulture industries. Terms were not disclosed for the acquisition, which closed Dec. 31.

“We are excited about the synergy and opportunity this move will bring,” said Darryl Matthews, general manager for Nufarm in North America. “The combination of Cleary’s brand leadership in fungicides and our global scale and long-term commitment to the industry will benefit our customers by assuring them of high performance solutions for years to come.”

Nufarm offers many selective herbicides in the T&O market and has a substantial insecticide offering. Cleary’s portfolio is primarily focused on fungicide brands.

Nufarm will offer the entire line of Cleary products under the Cleary’s brand name.

“It will be business as usual for the short-term as we integrate the two businesses,” said Sean Casey, vice president of T&O for Nufarm. “Customers looking for products and information on Cleary’s products should continue to contact their Cleary’s representative, and likewise for Nufarm products.”

Cleary is based in Dayton, N.J., and has annual sales of approximately $11 million. Nufarm is a $2.5 billion global crop protection company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Nufarm has operations in more than 100 countries and employs 3,800 worldwide, including about 250 in the U.S.

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