The owners of NutriScience, a large, global distributor of branded and commodity ingredients to the largest food and supplements companies, were ready to sell but concerned with confidentiality.

The CEO did not want to run an auction and sought to retire as soon as practical, always a challenge for prospective buyers.

CW ran a sales process that approached buyers in stages to limit exposure, negotiated an early departure for the CEO by facilitating the management transition to an energetic and capable CEO, and ultimately sold the company for an attractive valuation to a buyer excited to propel the company’s growth.