Jamieson Laboratories Ltd, a Windsor, Ontario-based vitamin maker acquired by U.S. private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors last January, has bought Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions Inc. The deal’s financial terms were not published. Based in Vancouver, Lorna Vanderhaeghe is a women’s health and wellness company. As part of the transaction, company founder Lorna Vanderhaeghe has become a key shareholder of Jamieson and a member of its board of directors. In March, peHUB Canada interviewed CCMP managing directors Joe Scharfenberger and Rich Zannino and executive adviser Doug Cahill about their growth plan for Jamieson Labs.
Jamieson Laboratories Acquires Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions
Founder and Namesake Lorna Vanderhaeghe Becomes Key Shareholder of Jamieson & Joins Board of Directors
TORONTO, Jun 12, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jamieson Laboratories (“Jamieson”) today announced the acquisition of leading Canadian women’s wellness company Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions . As part of the transaction, founder, Lorna Vanderhaeghe, has become a key shareholder of Jamieson and a member of its Board of Directors.
Based in Vancouver, Ms. Vanderhaeghe has been helping Canadian women achieve optimal health and wellness naturally for more than 30 years as an author, public speaker, and most recently, as founder and President of Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions (”LVHS”) .
Since the company’s inception, Ms. Vanderhaeghe has drawn on her extensive background in science and nutrition to personally formulate and successfully launch the rapidly growing SMART line of more than 30 products designed to provide natural, innovative solutions specifically for women’s myriad health concerns. LVHS’s SMART products are available in over 1,500 health food stores and fine food retailers across Canada. In addition, Ms. Vanderhaeghe continues to help identify and address specific health and wellness issues through LVHS’s www.hormonehelp.com website and The Woman’s Word newsletter, as well as through her frequent lectures and live webinars.
“I am very excited to be partnering with Jamieson,” Ms. Vanderhaeghe said. “I have dedicated my professional life to helping women take control of their health, but there is still so much more ground to cover. By working with Jamieson, LVHS will have the resources it needs to grow and extend its reach to even more women throughout Canada and around the world.”
“We’re honored to welcome Lorna and LVHS to the Jamieson family,” noted Doug Cahill, Executive Chairman of Jamieson. “She has created an incredible line of products and has a stellar reputation as a trusted natural health leader for Canadian women. We believe this symbiotic partnership will benefit the future development of both the Jamieson and LVHS brands.”
About Jamieson Laboratories
Established in 1922, Jamieson is Canada’s number one selling vitamin, mineral and supplement brand and a recognized innovator in the development of proprietary formulas. Jamieson products are made at the company’s state-of-the-art facilities in Windsor, Ontario. With corporate offices in Toronto, Jamieson exports to more than 30 countries.
About Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions
Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions was founded in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada, by natural health expert and President Lorna Vanderhaeghe. Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions is committed to educating women through lectures, radio and television shows, newsletters, webinars, books, blogs and other forms of social media. Find Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solution SMART products at health food stores and fine food retailers across Canada. For more information visit www.hormonehelp.com .
SOURCE: Jamieson Laboratories
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