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Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corporation’s longtime aggressive acquisition strategy has borne the ultimate fruit in the announcement today that the company will be sold to a private equity firm for $446 million.

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Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN

By Stephen Daniells

The US investment community has only a limited interest in investing in or acquiring dietary supplement brands, but interest in the sector from Chinese investors is expected to continue, says Nutrition Capital Network.

DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

By Stephen Daniells

i-Health Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal DSM, has entered into an agreement to purchase the UP4 Probiotic brand from Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories. 

Omega Protein starts dividend program

Omega Protein starts dividend program

By Hank Schultz

Omega Protein has come through the tumult of a proxy fight and has announced a plan to distribute some of the cash generated by the business to shareholders via dividends. A line in the announcement gave the impression the company’s management has finally...

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