Since 1996, Nutrition Business Journal and Health Business Partners have cooperatively tracked M&A activity in the nutrition industry. This is the second year we have made dealof- the-year awards.
The year 2006 saw strong demand for growing, profitable businesses, with both strategic buyers and private equity firms sharpening their appetite for deals. Leading investors built out their platforms: Through its holding in Amerifit Nutrition, Charterhouse Group added the Culturelle probiotic brand. It also added to its roll-up in natural/organic bakery (Rudi’s, Adams, Vermont) with the purchase of Superior Bakery and Matthew’s Bread Co. In natural personal care, The Hain Celestial Group ...
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