Consumers desire for increased protein consumption through formats from nutrition bars and beverages to sports products has encouraged much of the recent M&A and private investment activity in the dietary supplement and functional foods sectors. Additionally, the volatility of raw material prices and interest in sustainability have led to diversification of the protein marketplace from whey and soy to many forms of plant-based proteins. Industry changes offer opportunities for investors in foods, supplements, ingredients, biotech and acquirers in F&B, ingredients and pharma. This presentation offered insights into recent M&A and investment activities among “protein-centric” companies with a look at what it may mean for continued industry growth.
Matthew Roberts, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, NBTY, Inc. and Screening Committee Member, Nutrition Capital Network speaking on “Sustainable Proteins” at the 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.