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Subsidiary of IHS completes acquisition of Atrion International

Date Closed

September 22, 2010

Lead Office



66.00 Million CAD

On September 22, 2010, IHS Inc. announced the acquisition of two leading environmental health and safety information companies, Atrion International Inc., and Syntex Management Systems Inc., for a combined purchase price of approximately C$80 million.

The acquisitions significantly enhance existing IHS capabilities in the environmental health and safety (EHS) and sustainability arena by complementing and expanding the company’s existing health and safety compliance, product stewardship and incident/crisis management solutions.

Through a wholly-owned subsidiary, IHS completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Atrion International from a group of investors, including Barrontech Investments Inc., Longitude Fund Limited Partnership and Englefield House No.2 Inc., for an undisclosed amount.  

Atrion, headquartered in Montréal, Québec, combines regulatory expertise and industry-leading technology to streamline the generation, management and distribution of hazardous materials communication documents and reports.

IHS, headquartered in Douglas County, Colorado,  is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. Businesses and governments around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented the wholly-owned subsidiary of IHS in its acquisition of Atrion International.