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NCN calls for investor meeting presenters

NCN calls for investor meeting presenters
Of the 252 companies that have presented at the 14 NCN Investor Meetings from 2007 to 2011, 41 percent have completed a transaction.

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), an organization that connects growing companies in the nutrition and health and wellness industry with investors, is now accepting applications for its October 15-16 Investor Meeting in San Francisco.

NCN has a successful track record of matching entrepreneurs, growth companies and technology innovators with suitable investors and strategic partners. Of the 252 companies that have presented at the 14 NCN Investor Meetings from 2007 to 2011, 41 percent have completed a transaction.

Past presenters that have closed significant transactions include Food Should Taste Good, a company acquired by General Mills in February 2012, in addition to Annie’s, Immaculate Baking, Zico, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea and mix1.

“As we have seen thorough well-publicized mergers and acquisitions this year, like Food Should Taste Good and General Mills, Pfizer acquiring Alacer (Emergen-C) and P&G buying New Chapter, there is continued and even growing interest among financial and strategic investors in health and wellness,” said Grant Ferrier, an NCN principal and cofounder.

As the pool of “big brands” among growth companies in nutrition and health and wellness dries up, “investors will increasingly turn their attention towards mid-size companies who are well-positioned for long-term growth, and who are seeking financing or an exit”, said Ferrier.

NCN’s Fall Investor Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on October 15-16 will feature 10-minute presentations by 18 to 22 qualified presenting companies, followed by opportunities for structured one-on-one meetings, as well as informal networking.

“NCN’s Investor Meetings are a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and growth companies to access 50 to 70 investor groups in a single day, including our NCN Cornerstone Investors that represent over $30 billion in capital, in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere,” Ferrier noted. “While most presenters are raising between $1 and $5 million in equity capital, some presenters are selling their business or using the broad access to NCN’s investor network as a platform to highlight their intention of selling in the next year or two”, said Ferrier.

Prior to its October Investor Meeting, NCN will be offering a free educational session at Expo East, on September 20 in Baltimore, Md., where experienced investors and companies who successfully raised capital will share best practices. More information is available at

Companies seeking investment are invited to apply to present at the NCN Fall Investor Meeting on October 15-16, 2012, in San Francisco, Calif. See, or contact Executive Director Mike Dovbish; [email protected]; 415. 202.5254.

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