Vertellus, a manufacturer of specialty materials for various consumer goods, food, agriculture and healthcare markets, has acquired Jarchem Innovative Ingredients, a manufacturer and supplier of specialty ingredients and nature-based products.

Jarchem has a portfolio of proprietary, nature-based products that have seen growth as consumers prefer all-natural alternatives. The firm offers alternatives for esters, silicones, and other products used in personal care, food and specialty industrial markets.

The deal serves to expand Vertellus’ offering of environmentally friendly ingredients to serve its growing base of customers in specialty, personal, home and healthcare markets.

“Jarchem’s high-quality portfolio of nature-based ingredients and products is an exciting addition to Vertellus,” said John Van Hulle, CEO of Vertellus. “By extending our reach in high-growth specialty and personal care markets, together we will better serve our customers. We welcome the Jarchem team to the Vertellus family.”

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