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What nutrition markets attracted investment in 2011?

What nutrition markets attracted investment in 2011?

What nutrition markets were the hottest for investment in 2011? Nutrition Business Journal picks the top 10 deals from the past year.

The year 2011 was a strong one for mergers & acquisition in the nutrition industry, with deals aplenty across numerous market segments. The Carlyle Group surprised everyone with its $4 billion purchase of NBTY in 2010, but billion-dollar deals ran rampant in the ingredient world this year, with Martek, Danisco, and Capsugel all bought for big sums.

International deals were definitely in vogue this year, with Hain making waves in the U.K. and Danone going big in India. And sports nutrition remains one of the hottest investment markets to date, with everyone from strategic buyers to equity investors to ingredient suppliers getting in on the game.

Click here for Nutrition Business Journal’s top 10 deals of 2011.

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