Steele Raymond advises on investment in Wild Nutrition
by Nick Davies, 19 May 2015
Leading Dorset commercial law firm Steele Raymond LLP has advised Bournemouth-based private equity specialist the Clark Group on its latest equity investment in nutritional supplement brand Wild Nutrition.
Wild Nutrition is a family business founded by husband and wife team, Charlie and Henrietta Norton in 2012. It has grown to become a leading “Food-State” and whole food supplement brand providing bespoke formulations for all stages of life.
The result of Henrietta’s many years’ experience as a nutritional therapist, Wild Nutrition was formed with the vision of combining pioneering natural ingredients to create highly bio-available, bespoke food supplements that are both gender and life stage specific. All its products are developed with expertise in nutritional medicine combined with years of clinical experience.
The investment from Clark Group will enable Wild Nutrition to maintain its impressive track record of growth and bring its bespoke products to a wider audience. Steele Raymond’s top tier commercial team supported the investment with its specialist expertise in Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) - designed to help companies raise equity finance by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies.
The transaction was led by Steele Raymond’s Company & Commercial Partner Nick Davies, who commented “We were pleased to support the Clark Group on this strategic investment in Wild Nutrition, a unique and fast-growing brand. It is the latest in a long line of deals we’ve worked on with Clark Group during a productive seven year relationship and we’ll look forward to seeing Wild Nutrition continue its impressive growth and development with Clark’s expert backing.”
Steve Siggs, Finance Director at the Clark Group, added: “We have worked with Nick and the Steele Raymond team many times over the years and they always provide a comprehensive top tier service which we know and trust as the best in the region.”