Mérieux NutriSciences strengthens its service offering with the acquisition of Israeli company Sher Consulting and TrainingMergers & Acquisitions
Chicago, IL, November 2, 2021 – Mérieux NutriSciences, a global player in food safety, quality and sustainability today announced the full acquisition of Sher Consulting and Training, the market leader in premium quality, product safety, compliance, sustainability and environmental consulting services to support the Food and Feed Industry as well as a wide variety of other companies and organizations in Israel.
Founded in 2003 with offices in central Israel, Sher Consulting and Training and its 45 consultants provide a comprehensive spectrum of solutions mainly to serve a wide range of food processors, retailers, importers and exporters. This includes product labeling, regulatory compliance, quality and food safety consulting, risk management, inspections and audits, provision of learning solutions, environmental and safety compliance audits, life-cycle assessment, and more.
This acquisition strategically strengthens and complements Mérieux NutriSciences’ services in Israel, where the company already has Milouda & Migal laboratories and testing services located in Acre, Kiryat Shmona and Bar Lev Industrial Park.
“We look forward to welcoming Sher Consulting and Training and its highly qualified and dedicated team to Mérieux NutriSciences. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our strategic roadmap and illustrates our commitment to become a full solutions provider to support our customers along the entire food chain.” said Jennifer Marquet, Vice-President Europe. Guy Malchi, Managing Director Israel added “We share with Sher Consulting and Training the same strong commitment to quality. This acquisition will allow us to expand our Expert Services in Israel to capture increasing customer demands for high-value services and long-term partnerships.”
Robert Segal, Sher Consulting and Training CEO: “We are proud and excited to join Mérieux NutriSciences, a global group which shares our values, builds its strategy around people and strives for excellence. Our mission has always been to use our expertise to our customers’ advantage, contributing to a better and safer world. I sincerely believe that Mérieux NutriSciences supports this vision, and we look forward to a future filled with opportunities for growth and innovation.”
Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired all shares of Sher Consulting and Training.
About Mérieux NutriSciences:
At Mérieux NutriSciences, we leverage over 50 years of scientific and entrepreneurial expertise to answer food industry needs. Today’s global challenges transform the way food is produced, marketed and consumed, which is why we know our clients need more than reliable analytical results; they need practical and innovative solutions that will contribute to make food systems safer, healthier and more sustainable.
From our initial expertise in microbiology and consulting, we have broadened our scope of scientific specialties into chemistry, education, certification, research, labeling, and sensory in order to offer a complete suite of services to meet our customers’ needs.
Today, we offer comprehensive solutions to support our clients, from product development to market suitability, while contributing to consumers’ health worldwide.
Present worldwide, we are more than 100 accredited laboratories and a team of over 8,000 committed employees.
We strongly believe that together, we can create solutions to offer our planet:
BETTER FOOD. BETTER HEALTH. BETTER WORLD.
About Sher Consulting and Training:
Sher Consulting and Training, established in 2003, is currently Israel’s leading provider of consulting and training services for food regulatory affairs and food quality and safety management. We also offer consulting and training in the fields of employee safety and environmental care.
Our company directly employs over 45 specialists, who have held key positions in Israel’s industry and certification bodies. Our team has cumulative experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Israel.
Sher’s customers include importers and exporters of food, large multinational food companies operating in Israel, many Israeli food companies and budding food-tech start-ups. Sher offers environmental and safety solutions to infrastructure and construction companies, chemical plants, the energy industry and more.
Our mission is to assist our customers in enhancing their quality, safety and environmental achievements, thus contributing to a better world for us and for future generations.
Following this mission, we have established a clear vision to lead in the core fields in which we operate by creating value for our customers, promoting solutions based on innovation and creativity, while adhering to our values.