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Ricerca bought by private equity firm

The US private equity firm, Main Market Partners (Akron, Ohio), has acquired the US contract research company, Ricerca Biosciences (Concord, Ohio), for an undisclosed amount. Ricerca's new chief executive officer, Clifford Croley, says that the acquisition represents a strong commitment to the company's "solid scientific project research" in the agrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. "We intend on introducing an aggressive growth strategy for the Ricerca business while at the same time enhancing the technical service offering of the company," Mr Croley says.



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