Aceto is a leading global chemical distributor and virtual manufacturer providing specialty chemicals, intermediates, and reagents to the life science and advanced technology end markets.  With business operations in nine countries, Aceto distributes over 1,100 chemical compounds used principally by the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, and specialty chemicals industries. Aceto’s global operations, including a significant staff on the ground in China and India, are distinctive in the industry and enable its worldwide sourcing and regulatory capabilities.

Founded in 1947, customers leverage Aceto as a chemical supplier for niche, difficult to source materials, at a price that provides real solutions.  We match customer needs with our broad inventory of qualified suppliers to identify best fit for Quality and performance.  

We serve the following business segments:

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 
  • Pharmaceutical Intermediates
  • Nutritionals
  • Agricultural Protection Products
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Cosmetic Ingredients

Aceto’s Strengths

Relationships – Strategic relationships with manufacturers of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural and specialty chemical products in the United States and internationally serve as a valuable resource to Aceto customers, enabling them to procure vital chemical based products necessary for their diverse and complex applications.

Global Technical Network – A strong global technical network differentiates Aceto from commodity distribution companies. With regional managers in the United States, Europe and Asia, Aceto provides regulatory support and quality assurance for customers and suppliers worldwide. Aceto’s regulatory network ensures that the product quality is manufactured to applicable required standards and conforms to customer specifications for its intended end use.

Experienced Staff – Aceto boasts a highly experienced staff, one-third of whom are technically trained, enabling Aceto to meet individual customer needs. Our marketing, sales, regulatory and technical professionals possess an intimate knowledge of worldwide sources of supply and product applications, as well as statutory and technical requirements. Many of our professionals are respected leaders in their industry, bringing 25 or more years of experience to customer applications. This longevity has fostered confidence and loyalty among customers and suppliers.

Aceto partners with customers during the product development process, creating new applications for existing products, as well as new product sourcing opportunities. We offer solutions for product and production challenges, while assisting with quality assurance, government approvals and compliance. All of these value-added services allow Aceto’s customers to be more responsive to their end use customers and more competitive in the global marketplace.

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 $20 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