August 8, 2007
MIAMI, FL – FDC Vitamins, LLC (FDC), an MBF Healthcare Partners, LP (MBF) portfolio company, announced today the acquisition of Nutri-Force Nutrition, Inc. (Nutri-Force). The acquisition creates a fully-integrated nutritional company to capitalize on FDC’s widely recognized branded nutritional products and Nutri-Force’s proven production and contract manufacturing capabilities. Anthony Alfonso, R.Ph., the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nutri-Force will assume the role of CEO of FDC. Also joining the new management team is Juan F. Rodriguez, CPA, who will serve as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rodriguez formerly served as Senior Vice President and Controller of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1995 until the acquisition of Kos by Abbott Laboratories in late 2006.
“Our cominbed efforts will allow us to significantly increase our product offerings, maximize operating capabilities and efficiencies and access new markets while creating a compelling platform for future growth,” said Alfonso.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of Nutri-Force and look forward to working with the management team in achieving their growth strategy,” said MBF Chairman, Miguel (Mike) Fernandez. “The Company is poised to expand its product and distribution facilities to other markets. FDC currently distributes in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean and Nutri-Force has received approval to begin offering its products in Europe and the Middle East,” added Fernandez.
FDC Vitamins, LLC is one of the largest vitamin suppliers in the world with distribution throughout the United States, Latin America, and Caribbean. FDC distributes over 200 SKU’s of vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Each product is manufactured in compliance with all applicable FDA regulations and current Good Manufacturing Practices. www.fdcvitamins.com
MBF Healthcare Partners, LP is a $410 million private equity fund focused on equity investments in emerging and growth companies in healthcare services with annual earnings between $5 million and $25 million. MBF Healthcare Partners, LP is minority owned and operated. www.mbfhp.com
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Marcio C. Cabrera, Sr. Vice President