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05.27.14 CWC Q1 2014 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

2/19/2014 Onnit Labs, LLC acquired My Mad Methods LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Onnit manufactures nutritional supplements, foods, and fitness equipment and is based in Austin, Texas. My Mad Methods, which is based in Santa Ana, California, publishes magazines that provide information about unconventional training methods and produces and markets specialty fitness DVDs.

2/20/2014 Robinson Pharma, Inc. acquired Creations Garden Natural Products, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Robinson Pharma provides contract manufacturing services for dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products and is based in Santa Ana, California. Creations Garden manufactures supplements, beauty products, liquids/juices, and organic teas and is based in Castaic, California. Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P. served as legal advisor to Creations Garden.

2/20/2014 DenMat Holdings, LLC acquired Zila, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DenMat engages in the manufacture, assembly, and distribution of dental products for dental professionals worldwide and is based in Lompoc, California. Zila engages in the prevention, detection, and treatment of oral cancer and periodontal disease, and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

2/28/2014 Perrigo Company Public Limited Company (NYSE:PRGO) acquired Aspen Global Inc., OTC Products in Australia and New Zealand for $51.0 million. Perrigo develops, manufactures, and distributes over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Aspen Global, OTC Products in Australia and New Zealand comprise analgesics, vitamins, and medical supplements.

3/11/2014 N.V.E., Inc. aka NVE Pharmaceuticals, Inc. acquired Dexatrim Brand. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. N.V.E. provides pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services and is based in Andover, New Jersey. Dexatrim is a brand of over-the-counter diet supplements established more than 30 years ago.

3/14/2014 SensoryEffects Flavor Company acquired the Sleepy Eye, MN manufacturing site from Anderson Custom Processing, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SensoryEffects provides ingredients, flavor systems, and finished products for various applications and is based in Bridgeton, Missouri. The Sleepy Eye, MN manufacturing site comprises two spray dryers and other dry blending equipment and technology.

3/24/2014 InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. acquired Chick Cart, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. InterHealth researches, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes nutritional ingredients and is based in Benicia, California. Chick Cart manufactures nutritional ingredients and holds the primary patents related to the manufacturing of undenatured type II collagen and is based in Ft Smith, Arkansas.

M&A - Financial

1/7/2014 Kainos Capital, LLC acquired InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kainos Capital is a private equity firm specializing in middle market investments and is based in Dallas, Texas. InterHealth researches, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes nutritional ingredients and is based in Benicia, California.

1/27/2014 CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and Stockton Road Capital, LLC acquired Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. for $270.8 million. CCMP Capital is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity transactions in upper middle market companies and is based in New York, New York. Stockton Road Capital is a private equity firm specializing in middle market, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization, growth equity, family business transition, capital raising, and management buyouts and is based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Jamieson manufactures and distributes natural vitamins, minerals, concentrated food supplements, herbs, and botanical medicines and is based in Windsor, Canada.

Private Placements

1/14/2014 Doctor's Best, Inc. received an undisclosed amount of funding from various investors, including North Castle Partners, LLC. Doctor's Best manufactures and distributes dietary and nutritional supplements and is based in San Clemente, California. North Castle is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, growth capital infusions, and strategic acquisitions and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

1/27/2014 MYOS Corporation (OTCPK:MYOS) announced that it will be receiving $5.5 million from various investors, including MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC. MYOS focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of nutritional supplements, functional foods, and therapeutic products for bettering the health and performance of muscle tissue and is based in Cedar Knolis, New Jersey. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP served as legal advisor to MYOS.

1/31/2014 Kemin Health, L.C. announced that it will receive $25.0 million in funding from various investors. Kemin is based in Des Moines, Iowa and provides ingredients for the dietary supplement, functional foods and beverage markets.

2/13/2014 Pronutria, Inc. received $12.3 million in a rounding of funding from various investors, including Flagship Ventures. Pronutria develops pharmacologically active protein nutrients and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

3/12/2014 Star Scientific, Inc. (NasdaqGM:STSI) received $5.1 million in a round of funding from various investors. Star Scientific engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and marketing of nutraceutical dietary supplements and consumer products and is based in Glen Allen, Virginia.

3/20/2014 RiceBran Technologies (NasdaqCM:RIBT) received $4.9 million in a round of funding from various investors. RiceBran is a human food ingredient and animal nutrition company based in Scottsdale, Arizona.