Natures Aid acquired by German giant
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KBS Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of Natures Aid to German listed company STADA Arzneimittel.
Founded in 1981 and currently employing around 60 staff members, Preston-based Natures Aid manufactures vitamins, minerals, food supplements and herbal products. In the financial year ending June 2016, it posted sales of £7.3m of which approximately 80 per cent was generated in the UK.
STADA, which is headquartered at Bad Vilbel in Germany, is represented in more than 30 countries worldwide and employed 10,532 staff globally as of 31 December 2015.
STADA chief executive Dr Matthias Wiedenfels said: “With Natures Aid, we acquire a leading company in the attractive UK food supplement market, which is also well recognized in its international markets for its high quality standards.
“The acquisition not only matches our financial investment criteria perfectly. It also represents a highly synergetic fit to our Thornton & Ross business in UK to further strengthen our product portfolio in the attractive branded business, in line with our overall company strategy.”
David Gardner, director at KBS Corporate Finance, said: “We are delighted to advise the team at Natures Aid on its acquisition by STADA.
“Natures Aid is a great example of the type of company which we work with at KBS Corporate Finance. It is a high-growth business, enjoys a dominant market position and has a respected and visionary leadership team.
“We are confident that Natures Aid will continues to grow its market share and be an excellent addition to the STADA portfolio.”