Siobhán Talbot, Glanbia Group managing director said, “As a premium lifestyle nutrition product with very strong brand equity, thinkThin represents an excellent strategic addition to our portfolio of market leading performance nutrition brands. The transaction is firmly aligned with our overall growth ambitions and positions us well in the fast growing nutrition bar category as well as being value enhancing for our shareholders.”
thinkThin will increase Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s (GPN) presence in the bar category and provide exposure to the rapidly expanding nutrition bar segment which is currently valued at $2.8 billion in U.S. retail. In addition, thinkThin provides a great platform for GPN to enter the “better for you” snack products category as well as augment the GPN brand portfolio in its existing channels.
It is anticipated that the transaction will complete prior to the end of the 2015 financial year subject to the customary completion conditions and regulatory approval.