Headquartered in Lyon (France), CARSO is a leading player in the field of purity testing. CARSO offers a wide range of assays for water and environment, occupational hygiene and building health, agri-food analysis and safety, energy and mines, healthcare, cosmetics and pharmaceutical establishments as well as Forensics.

CARSO was created in 1992 by France’s National Center of Sciences and Neptune Technologies as a specialist in the identification of organic pollutants (dioxins). Since then, CARSO has achieved strong organic growth and more than a score of acquisitions: today, the group counts around 3,000 employees and 40 sites in France and abroad.

  • Investment date

    2021

  • Sector

    Diagnostics

  • Transaction type

    Buy-Out

  • Growth theme

    Internationalization / Buy & Build

  • Location

    France