Source: Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals has acquired Big Quill Resources Inc., Canada's leading producer of sulfate of potash, in an all-cash transaction valued at 56 million Canadian dollars (US$56.3 million), subject to customary post-closing adjustments. Located on Big Quill Lake near Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Big Quill Resources produces high-purity sulfate of potash (SOP) for non-agricultural specialty applications as well as for nutrients used by growers of high-value crops and turf.

"Big Quill is an innovative, entrepreneurial business with unique production capabilities, technical expertise and non-seasonal applications that will both broaden and strengthen Compass Minerals' specialty fertilizer segment," said Angelo Brisimitzakis, Compass Minerals president and CEO. "We expect this acquisition to be immediately accretive. In addition, we plan to expand Big Quill's production and sales of high-value, specialty products over time."
 
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