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Fieldfisher advises INW on acquisition of Bee Health

29/03/2021
The deal is part of a clear investment trend in favour of health and wellness products and demonstrates Fieldfisher's expertise in advising US acquirers on European acquisitions.

 
European law firm Fieldfisher has advised US-based INW Manufacturing LLC, part of the INW: Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness group, on its acquisition of Bee Health, a UK developer and manufacturer of nutritional supplements.
 
INW, which is headquartered in Carrollton, to the north of Dallas, Texas, is a major producer of nutrition capsules, powders, gels, drinks and other wellness products.
 
The company combines several decades of biomedical research capabilities with manufacturing nutrition solutions.
 
Founded in 1992, Bee Health, a producer of bee-derived nutritional ingredients, is based Bridlington, East Yorkshire. The company employs more than 350 staff and produces tablets, capsules, liquids and soft gels for brands in more than 40 countries across the world.
 
INW plans to provide Bee Health with custom research and development, manufacturing and marketing support solutions across the nutrition and wellness industry.
 
Commenting on the deal, corporate partner Christine Phillips who led the Fieldfisher team advising INW, said:
 
"We are delighted to have helped our client INW close its acquisition of Bee Health in what is a significant deal for the nutritional supplements sector at a time of rapidly growing demand for health and wellness products.
 
"Fieldfisher specialises in advising US acquirers on making acquisitions in Europe and we continue to see strong interest from US companies, particularly in food and beverage and related opportunities in the UK and other European countries.
 
"We wish INW the best of luck in their new relationship with Bee Health."
 
Gary Giles, chief executive officer of INW, said:
 
Our partnership with Bee Health is a key advancement in our ongoing efforts to expand our product offerings, broaden our geographic footprint, and expand and diversify our customer base.”
 
About Fieldfisher
 
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors.
 
We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, technology, finance & financial services, life sciences and media.
 
Our cross-border corporate group is immersed in the international M&A, private equity and venture capital market, from seed stage and growth capital financings to leveraged buy-outs and exits. Our teams provide integrated support across Europe and in each of our domestic markets.
 
Our network has more than 1,700 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
 
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
 

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