Enzyme-specialist Novozymes plans to buy Natural Industries

11/28/2012 02:24:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Novozymes logoNovozymes, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, announced it plans to acquire Houston-based Natural Industries Inc.

The companies have agreed not to disclose the financial terms, although Natural Industries reports annual income of $5 million, according to a news release.

Founded in 1992, Natural Industries has both a commercial and lawn and garden division that specialize in biological products based on Streptomyces micro-organisms.

Among its ag products is Actinovate AG, a broad-spectrum biological fungicide that contains the patented Streptomyces lydicusstrain WYEC 108.

Novozymes, which specializes in enzymes, has a presence in more than 130 countries and offers more than 700 products, according to its website.

In the crop-production sector, it produces biofertility, biocontrol and bioyield-enhancer products.

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