Omega Protein Acquires Cyvex Nutrition

December 17, 2010

Omega-3 supplier Omega Protein (Houston) has acquired Cyvex Nutrition (Irvine, CA), the companies announced today.

Omega-3 supplier Omega Protein (Houston) has acquired Cyvex Nutrition (Irvine, CA), the companies announced today.

“The acquisition of Cyvex provides Omega Protein with a strong line of non-marine-based products and a stronger omega-3 distribution network for OmegaPure, our proprietary, refined menhaden fish oil,” said Joe von Rosenberg, Omega Protein’s chairman of the board, president, and CEO. “Cyvex provides us with an immediate presence in the human health and wellness segment, and we now will have access to the top supplement retailers who purchase a variety of ingredients, including fish oil.”

“Being acquired by Omega Protein Corp. will allow Cyvex the opportunity to grow its KriaXanthin marine oil business within the fish oil market,” said Gilbert Gluck, the founder and former owner of Cyvex. He will continue to work with the company as a consultant.

Matt Phillips, Cyvex’s president and COO, will stay on with Cyvex under the title CEO.