M&A Deal Summary

Schiff Nutrition International Acquires Airborne

On March 30, 2012, Schiff Nutrition International acquired consumer products company Airborne from GF Capital Management & Advisors and Stockton Road Capital for 150M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Schiff Nutrition International’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Products sector.
  • This is Schiff Nutrition International’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Schiff Nutrition International’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Schiff Nutrition International’s 1st transaction in Minnesota.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-03-30
Target Airborne
Sector Consumer Products
Buyer(s) Schiff Nutrition International
Sellers(s) GF Capital Management & Advisors
Stockton Road Capital
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 150M USD

Target

Airborne

Minnepolis, Minnesota, United States
website
Airborne, Inc. is a dietary supplement to support immune system through a unique combination of vitamins, minerals and a proprietary blend of herbal extracts.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Schiff Nutrition International

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1996
Sector Food
Employees390
DESCRIPTION

Schiff Nutrition International develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutrition bars in the U.S. and throughout the world. The company offers a broad range of capsules, tablets and nutrition bars through a portfolio of recognized brands, including Move Free, Schiff Vitamins, MegaRed, Tiger's Milk and Fi-Bar, and is primarily marketed through mass markets (including club stores), and, to a lesser extent, health food stores.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Minnesota) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-06-02 Ganeden Biotech - Probiotic Brands And Rights To Probiotic Technology

United States

Ganeden Biotech, Inc. - Probiotic Brands And Rights To Probiotic Technology is provider of biotechnology solutions.

Buy $40M

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

GF Capital Management & Advisors

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

GF Capital Private Equity is the private equity arm of GF Capital Management & Advisors LLC. GF Capital targets profitable companies with competitive market positions and strong management. The Firm looks to invest $15 to $50 million in companies valued between $20 and $150 million. Sectors of interest include media and entertainment, branded consumer products, and software for the media and communication industries. Target transaction types include buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings. GF Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 6
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
State (Minnesota) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 6
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-02-01 Studio71

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Studio71 is full-service entertainment management, media, and content production company. Studio71's mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. Studio71 was founded in 2005 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-06-04 Trade Service Company

San Diego, California, United States

Trade Service Company LLC, is a provider of standardized product and price information to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, industrial, automotive, and office products industries.

Sell -
SELLER

Stockton Road Capital

Los Angeles, California, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2009
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Stockton Road Capital is a specialized private equity investment firm that targets consumer products and services companies. The Firm focuses on profitable businesses with brand differentiation and experienced management. Stockton looks to invest at least $5 million in companies with at least $10 million in revenue. Specific areas of interest include beauty and personal care, consumer healthcare, fitness/active lifestyle/athletics, food/beverage, health/wellness, household products, luxury/lifestyle, and nutrition. Prospective transaction types include MBOs, growth capital financings, turnarounds, and family owned businesses facing transition. Stockton Road Capital was founded in 2009 and is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 5
Sector (Consumer Products) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 4
State (Minnesota) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 3
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-04-26 Designer Wellness

Carlsbad, California, United States

Designer Wellness sells great-tasting sports nutrition products including whey-based and plant-based protein powders, under the brand names Designer Whey and Aria. Designer Wellness was founded in 1993 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-01-27 Jamieson Wellness

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jamieson Wellness is a manufacturer and distributor of natural health products and a worldwide innovator in the development of proprietary supplement formulas. Jamieson Wellness was founded in 1922 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Buy -