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Osborne Clarke advises Alpha Foods on the sale to Vendis Capital backed Sylphar


Written on 18 May 2020

Osborne Clarke advised Alpha Foods on the sale of its food business to Vendis Capital’s portfolio company Sylphar.

Sylphar, the fast-growing OTC company that teamed-up with Vendis Capital in May 2017 with the ambition to accelerate its growth, both organically as well as through buy & build acquisitions, has made a further step towards becoming one of the leading European omni-channel players in the consumer healthcare space through the acquisition of Alpha Foods, a German digital-native brand of food supplements and vegan nutrition.

Founded by Wolfgang Dorfner, Alpha Foods designs, markets and distributes a range of nutritional supplements and vegan nutrition products that are sold exclusively online, through the company’s own web shop as well as through Amazon. Wolfgang’s past experience at both Facebook and Google have enabled him to gain a unique understanding of these online platforms and has allowed him to build a true Alpha Foods community online.

Wolfgang will join Sylphar in order to further drive the growth of Alpha Foods as well as extend his online expertise to the other brands within the group.

The team at Osborne Clarke was led by Robin Eyben (Corporate / M&A) and consisted of Thies Goldner, Alexandra Nautsch (both Corporate / M&A), Konstantin Ewald, Leonie Schneider (both IP / IT) and Florian Merkle (Tax). Lawyers from Osborne Clarke Belgium were also involved: David Haex, Laurant De Pauw (both Corporate / M&A) and Benjamin Docquir (IP / IT). From Best Friends law firm Venable (USA) Thomas Baxter (Corporate / M&A) supported.

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