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12.10.13 CWC Q3 2013 Health and Wellness M&A and Financing Report


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Health and Wellness business community by Columbia West Capital based on our research and information collected by our firm. Despite our dedicated efforts, occasionally a deal might be missed or appropriate credit not given to legal or financial advisors. Please feel free to contact us if you have information on a transaction that you want to ensure is included and credit attributed to appropriate advisors.       

M&A - Strategic    

7/1/2013 Soho Flordis International Pty Limited acquired Prothera, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Soho Flordis engages in developing, manufacturing and marketing evidence-based natural medicines and is based in New South Wales, Australia. Prothera manufactures nutraceutical products for distribution by healthcare professionals and is based in Reno, Nevada.        

7/24/2013 FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) acquired EPAX A.S. from Trygg Pharma AS for $345.0 million. FMC Corp is a diversified chemical company that provides solutions and products for agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. EPAX develops, manufactures and supplies marine-based Omega-3 EPA/DHA fatty acid concentrates and is based in Oslo, Norway. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP served as legal advisor to FMC Corp. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Bugge Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen served as legal advisor to Trygg Pharma.        

7/30/2013 Improve USA, Inc. acquired the Aloe Vera business from Florida Food Products, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Improve USA engages in the processing and marketing of aloe vera products and is based in DeSoto, Texas. The Aloe Vera business of Florida Food comprises aloe vera gel, juices, concentrates, powders and extracts for nutritional uses and is based in Eustis, Florida        

8/5/2013 Cuizina Food Company, LLC acquired The Harris Soup Company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cuizina Food produces soups and sauces for restaurants and retailers and is based in Woodinville, Washington. The Harris Soup Company produces organic and prepared soups and is based in Portland, Oregon.        

8/12/2013 Nipro Diagnostics, Inc. acquired P. J. Noyes Company, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Nipro develops blood glucose management systems and other diabetes products and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. P. J. Noyes engages in the contract manufacture and package of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and is based in Lancaster, New Hampshire.        

9/24/2013 Inventure Foods, Inc. (NasdaqGM:SNAK) announced its acquisition of Fresh Frozen Foods, LLC for $41.0 million. Inventure Foods manufactures and markets healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food products and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.      

M&A - Financial    

8/26/2013 Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. acquired Nellson Nutraceutical, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kohlberg & Company is a private equity firm and is based in Mount Kisco, New York. Nellson Nutraceutical operates as a third party manufacturer of nutritional products and is based in Irwindale, California. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal advisor to Kohlberg & Company. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP served as legal advisor to Nellson Nutraceutical.        

9/7/2013 Ampersand Capital Partners acquired IFP, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ampersand Capital is a private equity firm and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. IFP develops, manufactures, and commercializes powder products for various industries and is based in Faribault, Minnesota.