BRIEF-Novozymes says buys Canadian enzyme business from Iogen

COPENHAGEN Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:06am EST

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COPENHAGEN Jan 31 (Reuters) - Denmark's Novozymes A/S said on Thursday: * Acquires enzyme business from Canadian Iogen Corporation * Acquires Iogen Bio-Products, the industrial enzyme business of

Ottawa-based Iogen Corporation for CAD 67.5 million * Sees potential earn-out payments of up to CAD 12.5 million * Acquisition is expected to have a positive impact on Novozymes' sales

growth in 2013 of around 0.5 percentage point depending on when the

acquisition is closed