US: Balchem Corporation acquires Bergstrom Nutrition

New Hampton, New York-based Balchem Corporation a global speciality ingredients company focused on nutrition and health, has acquired of Cardinal Associates, operating as Bergstrom Nutrition, a manufacturer of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.

Bergstrom Nutrition’s MSM brand OptiMSM is a nutritional ingredient used for joint health, sports nutrition, skin and beauty, healthy ageing and and pet health.

Ted Harris, chairman, president and chief executive of Balchem, said: “As the MSM market leader, Bergstrom Nutrition has excelled in advancing the science and presence of MSM globally. The addition of OptiMSM to our portfolio provides a synergistic scientific advantage in Balchem’s key strategic therapeutic focus areas such as longevity and performance and is a strong fit with Balchem’s specialty, science-backed mineral products.”

Adrian Polliack, Bergstrom Nutrition president and chief executive, added: “OptiMSM aligns well with Balchem’s already robust portfolio and complements their strategic health benefit platforms. Joining Balchem allows for accelerated growth and market reach and we look forward to working together with the Balchem team.”

Following the acquisition, Bergstrom Nutrition will be included in Balchem’s human nutrition and health business segment and integrated into the minerals and nutrients business unit.