Key Dietary Supplement, Food Mergers and Acquisitions in 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
10

It seems only fitting that an industry dedicated to health and wellness would attract a level of investor interest that’s, well, healthy. And that’s exactly what companies in the nutrition and health-and-wellness sector attracted in 2015. According to the Nutrition Capital Network Transaction Database, 2015’s transaction total closed in on 2014’s before the year had even passed its midpoint.

 

Grant Ferrier, CEO, principal and cofounder of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN; San Diego), noted the record-setting pace early on. Looking broadly at the nutrition and health-and-wellness industry, he says, “M&A activity is notably up in 2015 compared to the prior two years.” Meanwhile, in 2015’s first two quarters alone, the NCN Database listed 32 investment financings in branded food-and-beverage companies, compared to 33 in 2014’s entirety.

 

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