France FR
Belgium BE

Scope of intervention

Sycomore Corporate Finance acted as sole financial advisor to Kersia on the acquisition of Sopura

Date of closing

December 2020

In December 2020, Kersia, a global leader in food safety, announced the signing of the acquisition of Sopura, Food and Breweries specialist.

Kersia was formed as a new company in 2016 after Hypred acquired Antigerm, LCB Food Safety, G3, Kilco, Choisy Laboratories and Holchem, with each acquisition carefully chosen for their complementary technologies, leading market positions, and business expertise. The Company has tripled in size in less than four years.

Over the last four years, Kersia has grown to become a global leader in biosecurity and food safety. The Company, which has revenues in excess of €300 million, now operates in more than 120 countries with a workforce of over 1,500 people.


  • Strengthen Kersia’s consolidation of biosecurity market
  • Pursue geographical expansion
  • Enlarge end-markets served by Kersia

Kersia at a glance

Kersia is a global leader in biosecurity and food safety with value added products and solutions to prevent diseases or contamination in both animals and humans at every stage of the food supply chain. The company also offers solutions to the healthcare sector. Kersia operates in more than 120 countries with a workforce of over 1,500 people and a turnover of more than 300 million euros.

Sopura at a glance

A family business established in 1946 in Courcelles (Belgium), Sopura (about 55 million euros turnover in 2019) has global reach, with a presence in over 100 countries through its 15 subsidiaries and 5 production facilities in Belgium, Spain, Australia, South Africa, and Vietnam. As the reference in the brewing industry for providing total cleaning & sanitation solutions, Sopura distinguishes itself through via the very high level of expertise and knowhow of its people, the quality of its solutions based on more than 70 years of experience in more than 100 countries.