Nutrition Business Journal

M&A Activity Stirs in European Market for Dietary Supplements

Private equity investors reawaken their interest in health & wellness.

In Europe, commentators have been forecasting consolidation of the dietary supplement industry for some time, but in 2003 acquisitions once again failed to materialize in large numbers—although interest from outside investors and the fragmented nature of things promise deals won’t be far off.

Restraining deal activity were high price expectations. “Owners are still looking out of the rear view mirror at Rexall Sundown, which is unrealistic,” observed Christian Eckel, managing directo

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