Nellson Nutraceutical’s acquisition of Genysis Brand Solutions Inc.


Antares Holdings provided Nellson with fully committed credit facilities sufficient to close the transaction. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as legal counsel to Nellson. Houlihan Lokey acted as financial advisor to Genysis.

Nellson Nutraceutical, LLC (Nellson), a leading North American formulator and manufacturer of branded and private-label nutritional bar and functional powder products, today announced that it has acquired Genysis Brand Solutions Inc. (Genysis). Genysis is a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of functional powders. Genysis affiliates Dyad Labs (formerly Genysis Labs) and Sensapure Flavors have been spun out as independent entities and are not included in the transaction.

The business combination strengthens Nellson’s powder production capabilities, expands its product lines and channels, and diversifies its customer mix.

Genysis will operate as a subsidiary of Nellson.

The combined company will have five manufacturing and R&D facilities, offering greater capabilities to customers both in the U.S. and Canada, as well as internationally.

Nellson is a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C (Kohlberg), a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture), Thomas de la Bastide and Robert Zochowski; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; tax partners Brad Okun and Patrick Karsnitz and counsel Colin Kelly; employee benefits counsel Reuven Falik; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

Involved fees earner: Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Thomas de la Bastide – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Zochowski – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brad Okun – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Patrick Karsnitz – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Colin Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Charles Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Nellson Nutraceutical LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti