Compass Minerals to Acquire Remainder of Produquímica

Compass Minerals today announced an agreement to purchase all outstanding interest in Produquímica Indústria e Comércio S.A. (Produquímica), one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty plant nutrients.

“The purchase of the remainder of Produquímica marks an important milestone for Compass Minerals in the execution of our growth strategy. This accretive acquisition gives us access to higher growth markets and geographic diversification of our earnings, while lessening our dependence on winter weather,” said Fran Malecha, Compass Minerals president and CEO. “Produquímica’s strong history of growth and product development in Brazil provides Compass Minerals an excellent platform for expansion in one of the world’s most important agriculture markets. We look forward to the opportunities that will come from Produquímica joining Compass Minerals.”

View the full press release here.