PE-backed Hygiena closes DuPont Diagnostics acquisition

Hygiena, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has completed its previously announced acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics, DuPont’s global food safety diagnostics business. No financial terms were disclosed.

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CAMARILLO, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics, the global food safety diagnostics business of DuPont. The business was originally formed in 1992 as Qualicon. Hygiena will now sell the former DuPont Diagnostics products under the Hygiena brand through its entity, Qualicon Diagnostics LLC.

“We are excited to welcome the DuPont Diagnostics team to Hygiena and look forward to better serving our global food and beverage customers by offering a wider food safety testing portfolio,” said Steven Nason, chief executive officer of Hygiena. “Hygiena now offers testing solutions to cover the full food manufacturing process, from sanitation monitoring to finished product testing. With the growth of our worldwide team, we can now offer even greater service and support for all Hygiena customers around the globe. We are excited to continue investing in new product research and development and further expand our product portfolio through acquisitions.”

With the acquisition, Hygiena has expanded its portfolio of food safety diagnostics products to include all of DuPont Diagnostics’ business assets, including the BAX® System, RiboPrinter® System, Lateral Flow System, StatMedia™ and Dehydrated Culture Media product lines. The combined product portfolio enables Hygiena to provide a more comprehensive suite of products and solutions for its global food and beverage customers.

Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Utilizing advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based pathogen detection and characterization systems, allergen tests, environmental collection devices, and more.

Hygiena is committed to the mission of providing customers with high-quality innovative technologies that are easy-to-use and reliable, backed by excellent customer service and support. Headquartered in in Camarillo, California with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, the United Kingdom and China, and over 80 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide, Hygiena products span the globe. www.hygiena.com

Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $44 billion in private equity assets under management. The firm’s active portfolio of more than 140 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 16 private equity funds, which have invested more than $60 billion in over 780 companies in more than 40 countries. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.warburgpincus.com.