NEW YORK, OCTOBER 31, 2016 – One Equity Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company Duran Group, a global glass manufacturer for laboratory and industrial applications, has acquired Kimble Chase Life Science & Research Products, LLC. The acquisition of U.S.-based Kimble Chase, which has a strong position in disposable products, is a further step in building Duran Group into a worldwide leader in the laboratory and scientific glassware industry.
Headquartered in Rockwood, Tenn., Kimble Chase is a manufacturer and distributor of laboratory and scientific glassware for the pharmaceutical, environmental, petrochemical, life sciences, education and chromatography markets. Operating facilities across three continents, the company offers a broad range of disposable, reusable and specialty products. Kimble Chase was previously owned by Gerresheimer and Chase Scientific Glass, Inc.