Aquatics industry leader SePRO Corporation will acquire Applied Biochemists and Marine Biochemists, innovators in surface water management, and other select business assets from Innovative Water Care effective immediately.
Innovative Water Care does business as Sigura.
SePRO president Dr. Tyler Koschnick confirmed the partnership: “We are excited to join forces with a great team to offer expanded technologies and technical services to protect, preserve and restore surface water resources.”
The acquisition allows SePRO to tap into a new set of resources, to accelerate continued innovation and customer engagement.
“Every day we read headlines about beaches being closed, phosphorus pollution in lakes, invasive weeds and toxic algae destroying our ability to enjoy our water resources,” Koschnick said. “By providing expanded problem-solving products and services to the market, we will be able to offer customers unsurpassed technical support and solutions for aquatic weed, algae and water quality management in North America and internationally.”
The alliance enhances a dedicated team of aquatic experts, forming the most dynamic aquatic-management organization in the country. SePRO marketing vice president Sam Barrick said that “customers familiar with each of the organizations can continue to depend on the innovative solutions, technical support and product brands they’ve come to trust — including Cutrine-Plus, Aquashade, ProcellaCOR, Phoslock and Sonar.” Barrick also said that the SePRO research team has developed new aquatic technology under its Procella Innovation Platform with several products scheduled to be introduced later this year.
SePRO announced a strategic partnership last year with private equity firm Excellere Partners, creating an unprecedented opportunity for SePRO to expand its products and services.