Based in Lille, France, Anios has a presence in more than 85 countries and employs approximately 700 people worldwide. Sales were approximately $245 million in 2015.
The transaction is expected to close in late 2016.
“Ecolab is committed to being the global leader in providing hospitals and healthcare operators with effective and innovative solutions for infection prevention and hygiene. We are excited to join forces with Anios because of our shared passion for this mission,” said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief executive officer. “Their innovative product line expands the solutions we can offer while also providing a complementary geographic footprint. Its presence in the food and beverage processing and foodservice markets also complements ours.”
According to Baker, Anios CEO Bertrand Letartre and managing director Thierry Letartre have agreed to remain with the combined organization “providing continued leadership of the acquired business.”