Nestlé Health Science completes acquisition of Vital Proteins

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Nestlé Health Science acquired a majority stake in Vital Proteins in 2020

Nestlé Health Science has completed the final acquisition of Vital Proteins, the market leader in collagen in the United States and a leading lifestyle and wellness platform offering supplements, beverages and food products. Nestlé Health Science acquired a majority stake in Vital Proteins in 2020.

“Vital Proteins has had incredible growth over the past two years,” said Greg Behar, CEO of Nestlé Health Science.  “We have worked to expand the brand geographically, scale up R&D and innovate on new products. More people around the world are becoming aware of how collagen can be incorporated into their wellness journeys.”

Vital Proteins will continue to be run out of Chicago, IllinoisTracey Halama, previously Chief Revenue Officer and President of Vital Proteins, has been appointed CEO as Kurt Seidensticker, founder of Vital Proteins, steps aside. 

“Kurt and his team have done an amazing job building Vital Proteins.  It was Kurt’s vision that made it possible and I look forward to working with him as a Nestlé Health Science advisor,” said Behar.  “Vital Proteins’ new CEO, Tracey Halama, has been an invaluable asset to the business over the past eight years.  Under her leadership, we will see even further growth.”

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