Nellson Nutraceutical Acquires Bariatrix Assets

California-headquartered Nellson Nutraceutical, Inc., through its Canadian subsidiary acquired the business of Bariatrix Products International Incorporated, consisting in the formulating and manufacturing of functional bars and powders. The deal closed on July 3, 2003, and all transaction amounts are confidential.

Nellson Nutraceutical was represented in the U.S., by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP with a team that included Leif King, Joshua LaGrange and Nadine Stocklin (corporate), Neil Sirota (antitrust), Karen Spindler (intellectual property and technology), Kristin Major and Saidah Grayson (labour and employment); and Kenton King (corporate), Alec Chang (antitrust), Ronald Laurie (intellectual property and technology) and Lonny Block (employee benefits and executive compensation) in Palo Alto; Edward Gonzalez (tax) in New York; Jane Kroesche (environmental) in Washington, D.C.; and John Mendez, Kristine Dunn and Jeffrey Sheil (banking and institutional investing), Kevin Oliver and Mona Oh (real estate) and Karyn Weber (tax); assisted in Canada, by Ogilvy Renault with a team that included Françoise Denault (corporate/commercial), Jean Piette (environment), Danièle Boutet (intellectual property), André Giroux and Louise Laplante (labour) and John Leopardi (tax).

Bariatrix was represented in Canada, by Spiegel Sohmer in Montreal, with a team that included Robert Raich (taxation/commercial) and Janice Naymark, Alwynn Gillett and Guillaume Poulin (commercial/corporate); and in the U.S., by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati with a team that included Steve Camahort and Victoria Deitcher (corporate).