Nestlé Health Science to acquire stake in Vital Proteins

Nestlé Health Science, a global provider of nutritional science with its U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, announced Wednesday it will acquire a majority stake in Vital Proteins, a collagen-based wellness brand.

Under the deal, Vital Proteins will continue to operate as a standalone company and become part of NHSc’s portfolio.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Nestlé Health Science to enter a growing area of nutrition with a successful brand,” Greg Behar, CEO of NHSc, said. “Our companies share the belief that nothing is more important than health, and everything we do is focused on that belief. In combining our efforts to optimize health through nutrition, we can achieve even more to help our consumers live fuller, more vibrant lives.”

“We at Vital Proteins, alongside Nestlé Health Science, are committed to expanding our wellness platform to the world. We are partnering together to continue the evolution of the functional nutrition space through premium products and innovation that meet customers where they are in their wellness journey.” Kurt Seidensticker, founder and CEO of Vital Proteins, said. “Joining NHSc allows us to take Vital Proteins to the next level by leveraging resources, scale and capabilities, and moving toward a future with an expanded offering of science-backed products.”

Seidensticker will remain as the CEO of Vitals at its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Financial terms fo the deal will not be disclosed.