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02.27.14 CWC Q4 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    

10/7/2013 B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE:BGS) acquired Rickland Orchards, LLC for $57.5 million. B&G manufactures and sells shelf-stable foods and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. Rickland Orchards produces granola bars and bites and is based in Fairfield, New Jersey.        

10/9/2013 Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. acquired Relthy Laboratórios Ltda. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Catalent Pharma Solutions provides development solutions and delivery technologies and is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Relthy Laboratórios produces soft gelatin capsules and is based in Indaiatuba, Brazil.        

10/17/2013 Innophos Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:IPHS) acquired Chelated Mineral Corporation for $5.0 million in cash. Innophos Holdings engages in the production of mineral ingredients and is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey. Chelated Minerals Corporation manufactures amino acid chelates and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

10/22/2013 Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. has acquired Powder Processors, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pharmachem Laboratories manufactures and distributes nutritional and nutraceutical ingredients and is based in Kearny, New Jersey. Powder Processors manufactures nutritional ingredient powders and is based in Ogden, Utah.        

12/9/2013 The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) acquired Natural Selection Foods, LLC for $604.0 million. Natural Selection grows organic produce and is headquartered in San Juan Bautista, California. WhiteWave Foods distributes plant-based foods and beverages and is based in Denver, Colorado. Cooley LLP served as legal advisor to Natural Selection. Haynes and Boone, LLP served as legal advisor to WhiteWave Foods.        

12/12/2013 Frutarom USA, Inc. acquired Hagelin & Company Inc. and BRC Operating Company LLC for $52.4 million. Frutarom develops and imports natural flavor and herbal extracts and peptide building blocks to the nutraceutical industry and is based in North Bergen, New Jersey. Hagelin & Company offers flavors and flavor systems for the food and beverage industry and is based in Branchburg, New Jersey. BRC Operating Company offers oil and gas exploration services and is based in Dallas, Texas.      

Private Placements    

12/5/2013 Little Duck Organics Inc. received $4.0 million in its Series A round of funding from Burch Creative Capital. Little Duck Organics provides no-sugar-added organic snacks and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Burch Creative Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm based in New York, New York.        

12/17/2013 Nutramed, Inc. received equity funding from Ampersand Capital Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Nutramed develops, manufactures, and markets tablet, capsule, and powder nutritional supplements and is headquartered in Chino, California. Ampersand Capital is a private equity firm specializing in growth equity investments in middle market and buyout companies and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts.