Novartis divests Irish dairy business
Ecolab has bought Novartis Animal Health's Irish dairy hygiene business for an undisclosed sum. The US firm, a specialist in cleaning and pest-control services to the food and catering sectors, will integrate the Irish business into its Ecolab Food & Beverage business in Ireland. The Irish business is understood to have annual sales of around $3 million. Ecolab, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has annual sales of about $5bn.