Acquisition to Include OatVantage® Line in the Dietary Supplement, Food and Personal Care Markets
DEVON, PA (November 6, 2006) – Nurture, Inc., a primary manufacturer of high value-added
oat derived ingredients, including OatVantage®, for dietary supplement, food and personal care
markets, announced today that the majority of its assets have been acquired by Golden,
Colorado-based GTC Nutrition, a leading provider of customized ingredient solutions.
“Nurture, Inc.’s oat processing technology, combined with the manufacturing competency and
global reach of GTC Nutrition, is a very robust new natural ingredient growth platform,” said H.
Griffith Parker, chairman of Nurture, Inc. “We look forward to the continued success of this
innovative ingredient line in the marketplace thanks to GTC Nutrition’s team of scientific,
technical and marketing expertise.”
Recapitalized in 2002 by Striker Investments, Nurture, Inc. pioneered the development of the
economic “wet” processing of oat to enable utilization of its nutritional and functional
component parts in a wide variety of food, beverage and personal care applications not possible
through traditional dry milling methods. The company has also supported the development of its
products in several clinical studies supporting the cardiovascular and glycemic health benefits of
its ingredients. OatVantage® has become a leading cardiovascular supplement in thousands of
health stores and is sold through out the world.
“By integrating OatVantage® into our portfolio we will be able to further our commitment to
provide our customers with innovative, customized ingredient solutions for improved health and
wellness,” said Patrick Smith, president of GTC Nutrition.
About Nurture, Inc.
Nurture, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of proprietary, high value-added
ingredients derived from oats for use in a variety of nutritional and personal care applications.
The company’s flagship product, OatVantage, offers consumers the highest concentration of
soluble oat fiber available today, and has been proven to lower LDL cholesterol, help manage
blood sugar levels, and may assist in weight management. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility is located in Missoula, Montana. Additional information is available at
www.oatvantage.com and www.nurture-inc.com.
About Striker Partners
Striker Partners, a privately held investment firm, partners with experienced owner-operators of
small- to mid-sized businesses, by providing capital resources required to expedite their growth
and is an affiliate of privately held Graham Group, a global industrial and investment concern
managing over $1 billion in assets.
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in providing
customized nutrition solutions and scientific, technical and marketing expertise to the food processing,
dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health throughout North, Central
and South America, Australia and New Zealand with innovative functional food ingredients and
unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit gtcnutrition.com.
Griff Parker – 610-989-0945
Trina O’Brien – 303-468-5077