Leaf assists OLYGOSE on its purchase by AIDP, US leader in health and wellness field.

30 September 2020

PRESS RELEASE

September 30, 2020

LEAF has advised OLYGOSE, an independent French company that markets and sells a range of prebiotics for the food, beverage, and food supplement industries and its founders, on its acquihire by  US based AIDP, a research based marketing, sales-development and distribution company specializing in health and wellness.

AIDP will use the purchase of CravingZ’Gone and Alpha GOS, two plant-based GOS (galacto-oligosaccharide) ingredients to broaden its digestive health portfolio and further its goals to source high-quality and research-based innovative ingredient solutions that meet customer demand.

Gregory Louvel and Charlotte Mantoux led the Leaf Transaction Team.

“This transaction showcased our expertise on cross-border investments linking France to other major financial centers“ commented Gregory Louvel partner at Leaf.

“With the opening of the Leaf Paris office, we have been able to physically embody what has built the culture of Leaf – to be a bridge for business leaders and their cross-border transactions. Assisting Olygose with this acquihire was an excellent opportunity to aid Olygose and demonstrate our strength in this area. I was pleased to be able to offer Olygose our multi-cultural expertise throughout this transaction.” commented Charlotte Mantoux, Partner at Leaf.

About OLYGOSE

OLYGOSE was founded in 2009 to develop, produce, and sell innovated prebiotic ingredients that are extracted from plant-based by-products using unique extraction and purification technologies.

About LEAF

Leaf is a corporate law firm specialized in M&A transactions with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Paris. The team, composed of Chinese and international corporate lawyers, advises mid-cap enterprises and international corporations for their M&A operations, their joint ventures with public and private Chinese players or to structure investment in Asia. Leaf’s team has recently received the award of the M&A Cross-Border Transactions Firm of the Year in China by Finance Monthly in 2018 and 2019 and recognized as a Notable Practice in M&A and Private Equity for IFLR 2019 Edition..

About DRAGON FINANCIAL PARTNERS

Dragon Financial Partners is an independent advisory firm focused on Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors with offices in Hong Kong and Paris. Advisory in Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring, Capital and Corporate Finance. Placing agent for Private Equity and Venture Capital, Licensing and Partnering.

About AIDP

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, AIDP is a leader in the health and wellness field. They specialize in sourcing functional ingredients with a focus on extensively researched products that meet consumer demand for wellness and healthy aging.

For further information:

Gregory Louvel: g.louvel@leaf-legal.com 

Charlotte Mantoux: c.mantoux@leaf-legal.com