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01 November 2007

VWR Acquires Omnilabo

Pion Holding B.V., a joint venture between Nimbus (60%) and Pon Holdings B.V. (40%), announces that it has sold all shares of Omnilabo International B.V. to VWR International, LLC.

VWR Acquires Omnilabo

Located in Breda, NL, Omnilabo was founded in 1979 in the Netherlands and since 2003 has been owned by Nimbus, a Dutch private equity firm. The business has been engaged throughout its history in the distribution of laboratory and clinical consumables, life science reagents and chromatography products. Omnilabo offers a strong, recognized brand name among healthcare, environmental and industrial scientific customers, in both the public and private sectors. Omnilabo offers a wide portfolio of value-added services in addition to distribution of products and prides itself on its value proposition of providing a „Flexible, Reliable and Personal“ service to its customers.

VWR International is a leader in the global research laboratory industry with worldwide sales of $3.3 billion US dollars. VWR maintains operations in over 20 countries and employs over 6,000 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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