Vertellus, a manufacturer of specialty materials for various consumer goods, food, agriculture and healthcare markets, announced the acquisition of Jarchem Innovative Ingredients (“Jarchem”), a global manufacturer and supplier of unique specialty ingredients and nature-based products. With this acquisition, Vertellus expands its offering of environmentally friendly ingredients and serves a growing global base of customers in high-growth specialty, personal, home and health care markets.

Jarchem has a leading portfolio of proprietary, nature-based products that are increasingly popular as consumers demand all-natural alternatives. Based in Newark, N.J., the company offers a range of alternatives for traditional esters, silicones and other products commonly used in personal care, food and specialty industrial markets, providing cleaner, greener formulations for its customers. Jarchem brings to Vertellus an expanded global base of long-standing customers and a long-tenured management team with substantial technical expertise.

Indianapolis-based Vertellus is owned by Pritzker Private Capital and management. Balmoral Advisors represented Jarchem on the transaction.