Since being founded in 2007, NCN has hosted 19 Investor Meetings in the U.S. and established a successful track record of matching growth companies and technology innovators with investors, acquirers and strategic partners. Through this meeting 166 of the 343 companies that have presented at NCN meetings have found financing or completed a transaction.
“NCN investor meetings have from the beginning attracted interest from the international investment community and from entrepreneurs and growth companies outside the United States,” said Grant Ferrier, president of NCN. “Interest in nutrition and health & wellness is a global trend; given the consistent quality and volume of deal flow we have seen over the last several years, we believe this is a good time to expand our network into Europe.”
At NCN Europe, selected NCN Cornerstone Investors will be joined by European-based strategic players and private equity investors with an eye on opportunities in European markets. Cornerstone Investors sponsoring NCN Europe will include Abbott Labs, DSM, Herbalife, Kerry Group, Seventure and Tate & Lyle Ventures. The Cornerstone Investors will co-host a cocktail reception after the 12-6 pm May 5 meeting.
NCN Europe will focus on science, ingredients and technology related to nutrition and health & wellness. Finished product companies in consumer health, supplements or functional and natural & organic foods will also be considered as presenters.
Presenting companies will be seeking investment, acquisition, or corporate partnerships for technology development, commercialization, clinical trials, distribution or licensing. Between 8-12 companies will present their business to an audience of 30- 40 investors, with an opportunity for one-on-one meetings after the presentations.
“We’re pleased to be associated with Vitafoods, the biggest nutritional ingredients tradeshow in Europe. It provides an ideal context for NCN to present growth companies and their innovative technologies, selected and coached by our selection committee, to a European investor audience,” said Mr. Ferrier, who will chair the meeting. Scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m., the half-day meeting will take place immediately prior to the Vitafoods Europe exhibition and conference, which runs May 6-8, 2014. NCN is an independent company that exists for the benefit of its members; it takes no fees associated with any transactions that result from its meetings.
For application information, visit: www.nutritioncapital.com.