Move-In Day Getting Close…
December 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah – Sensapure Flavors is now an independent flavor house spin off. This is in conjunction with the sale of Genysis Brand Solutions to Nellson Nutraceuticals, LLC (“Nellson”). It was formerly a division of The Genysis Group.
As part of the agreement with Nellson, Sensapure Flavors still provide powdered flavorings to Genysis Brand Solutions. In a few months, Sensapure Flavors will spin off and relocate to accommodate the needs of the growing business.
“Over the years of sourcing specific flavors from the global providers for our nutraceutical brand partners, we realized that no flavor houses were focused on serving the supplement nutrition industry,” said Jeff Reynolds, founder and CEO of Sensapure Flavors. “The flavoring needs of the nutraceutical industry are complex and ever changing. Being able to launch this company with a leader in the industry like Genysis Brand Solutions is a win/win.”
To operate as an independent company and to support the anticipated growth of the business, Sensapure hired certified flavor chemists. This is a first for a Utah based nutrition company, and a team of industry veterans in nutrition. Creating natural and artificial flavors involves thousands of extracts, chemicals and oils. After, you combine those ingredients with active ingredients such as protein, amino acids to make a powder form. This requires a process called spray drying.
The new facility is in the Pioneer Square Business Park at the intersection of I-215 and 2100 South, SLC. It boasts 30K sq ft dedicated to flavor labs, and flavor manufacturing and offices for the Sensapure team. The flavor labs have a flavor creation lab (to create liquid flavors), an applications lab (to test different flavors with functional ingredient bases) and a sensory lab (for taste testing).
In addition to the Utah headquarters, Sensapure has a location in Southern California with the same suite of flavor laboratories. This R&D lab opens in spring 2018. The Utah campus also houses Dyad Labs, an analytical testing lab also spun off as part of the transition. An open house of the Utah facility is scheduled for Spring of 2018.
Sensapure Flavors is a flavor house serving the nutrition and supplement industry with exciting flavor technology and unmatched applications experience. Initially it was a manufacturing company to understand the ever-changing needs of the nutraceutical industry. Now, Sensapure combines new flavor technologies with deep product application experience. They focused on powdered flavors initially, but now they will serve all flavoring aspects of the dynamic supplement and functional nutrition space.
( December 1 , 2017) Anaheim , CA – Nellson Nutraceutical (“Nellson”), a leading North American formulator and manufacturer of branded and private – label nutritional bar and functional powder products, today announced that it has acquire Genysis Brand Solutions Inc. (“Genysis ”). Genysis is a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of functional powders. Their 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. It expands its product lines and channels, and diversifies its customer mix. “The combination with Genysis, together with the recent opening of our state-of-the-art bar-making facility in Ontario, California further strengthens our position as a strategic partner of choice within the fast growing nutritional bar and functional powders sectors” said Jamie Better, Chief Executive Officer of Nellson. “This acquisition replicates in powders what we achieved in bars three years ago through our acquisition of Multibar, as it combines two respected functional powder manufacturers to create the clear category leader with remarkable capabilities in new product development and best-in-class manufacturing.”
Genysis operates as a subsidiary of Nellson. Adam Schwinghammer, President of Genysis, who stayed on as a key member of the executive management team, said: “We are excited about merging with Nellson, and capitalizing on the respective strengths of the two companies in order to benefit our current and prospective customers.”
The acquired company has five manufacturing and R&D facilities. This offers greater capabilities to customers in the U.S., Canada, and internationally.
Nellson is a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C (“Kohlberg”), a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York.
Seth H. Hollander, Partner at Kohlberg, commented: “Since our acquisition of Nellson in 2013, we focused on identifying acquisitions as a means to grow and expand our capabilities, product offering and customer base. Genysis represents a key step toward that end.” Hollander added, “Nellson and Genysis are highly complementary businesses. We plan to capitalize on this unique opportunity to create a larger, more diversified company capable of better serving our combined customer bases.”
Antares Capital 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, the leading full-service nutritional bar and powder provider in North America, is based in Anaheim, California. They have production locations in California and Quebec. Nellson has over 50 years of diversified expertise since 1962. They specialize in nutrition platforms for bars and powders. They serve the nutrition, performance, weight management, snack/breakfast, and functional market segments. Nellson offers technical capabilities, quality assurance, flexible production, research and development, and sales and marketing support.
Visit www.nellsonllc.com for more information.
Founded is 2003 in SLC, Genysis is a premier producer of powdered nutritional supplements in North America. Genysis offer customers a diverse base of products, and are recognized in the industry for exceptional quality, consistency and reliability of service. In addition, the Company places a strong emphasis on R&D, with tremendous institutional knowledge based on over 10 years of functional powder manufacturing expertise. Genysis operates a Salt Lake City facility comprising over 300,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.
For more information visit www.Genysisgroup.com
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