From entrepreneurs pioneering new farming methods and food technologies, to big brands adjusting to the changing landscape, FOOD VISION USA 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of industry players to explore how the industry is facing the challenges...
Global chemical firm Ashland is now squarely positioned to strengthen its presence in the nutraceutical market after setting up a new business unit, called Ashland Health and Wellness, dedicated to food, beverage, and nutraceuticals.
Milwaukee-based Lakeview Equity Partners, the private equity fund that acquired probiotic manufacturer UAS Labs in 2013, is expanding its reach in the nutraceutical space with an investment in Trumbull, CT-based NutriScience Innovations, a global supplier...
California-based Nellson Nutraceutical has acquired Utah-based Genysis Brand Solutions for an undisclosed sum, expanding the former’s capacity in manufacturing functional powders for beverages and bars.
Rosewood Private Investments, private equity arm of philanthropist and former hotelier Caroline Hunt’s estate, purchased ProTec Laboratory, an East Texas contract manufacturer of dietary supplements, sports nutrition, and pet care products, for an undisclosed...
Ingredient giant DowDuPont announced that it has completed the Health & Nutrition arm of FMC Corporation—other than its omega-3 business—to build on the former’s “sustainable, bio-based food ingredients” market share.
Pfizer announced that it is “reviewing strategic alternatives” for its Consumer Healthcare business, the parent company of many iconic over-the-counter (OTC) brands from dietary supplements to personal care.
The NASDAQ-traded firm Innophos Holdings has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Novel Ingredients for $125m, bumping up the share of its food, health, and nutrition segment within the company.
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.
Thanks to the increased popularity of turmeric and other botanical products in food and beverage, market analysts have seen an uptick of interest and familiarity for Ayurvedic ingredients outside of India, which has translated to increased activity for...
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.
Dairy and nutritional ingredients firm Glanbia has confirmed two strategic acquisitions that will enhance its performance nutrition division by bringing a greater focus on plant-based foods and direct-to-consumer sales.
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has confirmed it is in ‘advanced negotiations’ to acquire all Mead Johnson Nutrition shares for $90 each in cash, valuing Mead Johnson’s entire share capital at approximately $16.7bn.
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...
A powerful new omega-3s player will enter the market with the announcement of a merger between KD Pharma and Marine Ingredients. The combination will form the third-biggest company in the omega-3s space, according to an executive.
'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'
The management of Omega Protein Corporation has lost its defensive battle with Wynnefield Capital as the investment’s firm’s preferred board nominees were overwhelmingly elected by shareholders on Tuesday.
Investment experts and industry-leading entrepreneurs will provide insights and tips on how to improve the odds of successfully obtaining financing during the upcoming “Financing Your Consumer Products Company” seminar.
A hangover from the negative publicity of the past year has stalled M&A and financing activity in dietary supplements, even as this activity booms in other categories of the health and wellness space, according to investment group Nutrition Capital...
In US basketball lingo they call it playing small ball. Frutarom, which supplies flavors, fragrances and dietary supplement ingredients, has grown to one of the world’s largest companies in the category by acquiring many of the smallest firms.
Hawkins Inc. has announced completion of its acquisition of Stauber Performance Ingredients in a cash for stock transaction valued at $157 million. It’s the second time Stauber has changed hands in recent years.