Aceto Overview

About Aceto

Over the last 70 years, Aceto has established itself as a leading value-added global chemical supplier specializing in specialty chemicals, nutritional ingredients, and products used across the Pharmaceutical value chain including reagents and process aids, intermediates, API’s, and excipients.

Aceto’s operations span ten countries including the US, Canada, China, India, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Singapore. Our global network and staff specialize in 6 core competencies: R&D, Production, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Global Sourcing, and Regulatory Compliance.  This set of competencies enable agility and choice for our customers, so that they can more rapidly develop and commercialize their innovative products and supply them dependably to their customers.


In the last 18 months Aceto has acquired 6 companies with strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities, which has allowed us to achieve a hybrid manufacturing/distribution model. This provides key benefits to our customers in high-growth end markets including pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, nutritionals, agriculture, cosmetics and specialty chemicals. The acquired companies include A&CA&C Bio BufferCascade ChemistryFinarIslechem and Syntor Fine Chemicals.

What we do

Aceto offers an impressive portfolio of over 3,000 standard chemical compounds suited for commercial use.  We deliver customers the greatest value, however, developing new solutions.  Through our network of five manufacturing facilities based on three continents, 50 R&D professionals, and 60 sourcing professionals based predominantly in India and China, we work with our clients to offer choice – geography, quality systems, manufactured vs sourced, cost - that works for their applications.

R&D and Manufacturing

Aceto offers customers a strong manufacturing base, to complement years of sourcing experience, and to bring customers more complete solutions.  Our facilities, based in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and India operate to both GMP and non-GMP quality standards, are largely CDMO’s, and backed by a globally aligned R&D organization.   All facilities work closely with customers to develop advanced intermediates, API’s, and excipients, as well as niche specialty chemicals.

Supply Chain and Regulatory

Aceto manages over 5,000 international shipments of chemicals per year and boasts a market leading on-time in full rate.  We know how to move highly regulated good around the world.  Aceto’s regulatory team has over 700 years of quality and regulatory experience, with expertise in FDA (Food and Drug Administration), EMA (European Medicines Agency), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)/TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards.

Our Ownership

In 2019, Aceto was acquired by New Mountain Capital.  New Mountain Capital is a New York based investment firm that emphasizes business building and growth, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. The firm currently manages private equity, public equity, and credit funds with over $30 billion in assets under management. New Mountain seeks out what it believes to be the highest quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors and then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies. For more information on New Mountain Capital, please visit