01 Dec, 2023
Phenna Group

Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Phenna Group's aim is to invest in and partner with selected niche, independent Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) companies that serve a variety of sectors, ensuring customers' peace of mind by delivering first class testing and assurance  services. This acquisition is our 14th deal in 2023 and is a landmark first in the LATAM Region and augments our fast growing food and life sciences platform.   

Formed in 2017, and headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, CEIMIC is a specialist life sciences testing business, boasting over 300 expert staff.  Following a period of constant expansion, CEIMIC now has one of the main laboratory networks in the Americas, offering quality analytical services, sampling, technology and logistics spanning 7 Latin American countries, Dominican Republic and USA. CEIMIC’s range of services are exhaustive spanning environmental, air quality, food and pharma end markets where they focus on  sanitary control and the quality of food in all its processes, in order to ensure its safety, protecting the health of consumers. The business helps protect and market customers products by minimizing the risks of negative impacts on health and the environment, contributing to ensuring that their products meet the required standards and that their brands provide consumer confidence.

Jorge Comellini, CEO at CEIMIC commented, “I’m very excited to join Phenna Group.  My dealings with them have been exemplary to date.  This has been a very important decision for my team and I  believe Phenna will be a great partner to support our ambitious growth plans.  Since our first interactions it was obvious that they share our vision and values and that together we can build something special across the Region.  I very much look forward to working with Paul, Pedro and the wider Phenna team.”

Pedro Guimaraes, President Americas at Phenna Group said “having only recently joined Phenna Group, I’m delighted to welcome Jorge and his team to Phenna Group.  They have built an excellent business in a relatively short space of time and I look forward to supporting their continued expansion across the Region.”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group added, "I’m really excited  to welcome Jorge and his team to Phenna Group.  This is a landmark first deal for Phenna Group in South America and really augments our rapidly expanding global footprint.  Adding over 300 experts, gives us a solid foundation from which to support Jorge’s future expansion plans.  I’m  looking forward to working with Pedro, Jorge and the wider CEIMIC  team to continue their exciting growth plans.”

Phenna Group were advised by RSM, Avonhurst and Beccar Varela

For further information on Phenna Group, please visit: www.phennagroup.com

For further information on CEIMIC  please visit: www.ceimic.com/en