Omya Reaches Agreement to Buy Kansas Agricultural Minerals Business

Omya Inc of Cincinnati, OH has reached an agreement to acquire the agricultural prills assets of MK Minerals Inc of Wathena, KS. Omya says that the acquisition will provide it with an access to the U.S. Midwest, a key agricultural production area globally. MK Minerals produces hi-calcium lime, gypsum, and dolomitic lime.

Rainer Siedler, Omya’s CEO/Americas, noted, “I am very excited about the acquisition of MK Minerals and look forward to welcoming the MK team to the Omya family. MK has a strong position in the Midwest agricultural market and throughout the U.S. for their specialty turf products. It’s a strategically important addition to Omya’s Agriculture business and we will further invest and develop the business.”

The closing of the transaction is expected to take place within the next five weeks.

Volume 36, Issue 11

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