M&A Deal Summary

Atrium Innovations Acquires Douglas Laboratories

On December 8, 2005, Atrium Innovations acquired consumer products company Douglas Laboratories from TA Associates

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Atrium Innovations’ 1st transaction in the Consumer Products sector.
  • This is Atrium Innovations’ 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Atrium Innovations’ 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-12-08
Target Douglas Laboratories
Sector Consumer Products
Buyer(s) Atrium Innovations
Sellers(s) TA Associates
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Douglas Laboratories

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
website
Douglas Laboratories is a manufacturer, packager and distributor of vitamins, herbs and minerals. The company sells vitamins directly to doctors and other vitamin companies.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Atrium Innovations

Westmount, Quebec, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 1999
Sector Consumer Products
Employees1,300
DESCRIPTION

Atrium Innovations Inc. engages in the innovation, formulation, production, and commercialization of science-based and professionally-endorsed products for health and nutrition industries. Atrium’s largest brand, Garden of Life®, is the #1 brand in the natural supplement industry in the U.S. Garden of Life, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, manufactures certified organic, non-GMO supplements that are sold in more than 14,000 health food stores and online in the U.S., as well as select markets internationally.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 4
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 3
Year (2005) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-12-01 Nutri-Health Supplements

Cottonwood, Arizona, United States

Nutri-Health has been a leader in the supplement industry for over 25 years. It offers customers high quality, research-backed probiotics, enzymes, and other nutritional supplements, while providing first-class customer service.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

TA Associates

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1968
PE ASSETS 65.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

TA Associates is a private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market and large companies around the world. TA will consider control or minority investments in profitable companies and looks to commit between $70 and $500 million per transaction. TA proactively reaches out to companies directly in sourcing potential investment opportunities. Prospective businesses are generally valued between $100 million and $3 billion. Areas of interest include technology, software, communications, financial services, healthcare, business services, semiconductors/electronics, and consumer products/services. In addition to investing equity capital, TA also makes subordinated debt investments. TA's geographic preference is North America, Asia/Pacific, and Europe. TA Associates was formed in 1968 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 99 of 255
Sector (Consumer Products) 3 of 5
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 57 of 130
State (Pennsylvania) 7 of 14
Country (United States) 96 of 207
Year (2005) 7 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-12-01 Instinet Group

New York, New York, United States

ECN, a pioneer in electronic marketplaces, which was the second Electronic Communication Network (ECN) to receive regulatory approval from the SEC.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-12-15 Numara Software

Tampa, Florida, United States

Numara Software, Inc. the former Blue Ocean Software business unit of Intuit Inc. is a provider of IT help desk and asset management software solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s core product, Track-It!, enables IT professionals to collect, assign and resolve help desk requests and audit their internal hardware and software assets.

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