Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
The Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in May 1975. Effective July 31, 1975 (the "Reorganization"), the Company succeeded, as a reporting company, Sigma International, Ltd., the predecessor of Sigma Chemical, and Aldrich Chemical, both of which had operated continuously for more than 20 years prior to the Reorganization. The Company's principal executive offices are located at 3050 Spruce Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63103. During 2012, the Company acquired two businesses with aggregated sales of $127 million in 2012. One of these companies was BioReliance, a provider of global biopharmaceutical testing services. It was acquired on January 31, 2012 for $353 million (net of $11 million of cash acquired). The Company also acquired Research Organics, a supplier of high purity biochemicals, on April 2, 2012. (b) Financial Information About Segments The Company operates in one segment. ... More ...