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Carlsquare advised NORD Holding on its acquisition of ABJ alive

Carlsquare advised top German private equity firm NORD Holding on its acquisition of ABJ alive GmbH (“ABJ”), a leading contract manufacturer of natural nutritional supplements. Founder Anna-Bettina Jürges retains a stake and will continue to support development via a seat on the advisory board.

Founded in 2010, ABJ has established itself as a leading contract manufacturer and development partner (CDMO) for natural, plant-based and probiotic supplements. It has particular expertise in hard capsules and the filling of solid dosage forms, serving an array of well-positioned natural food supplement brands. The 60-strong team is based out of Creußen.

NORD Holding is one of Germany’s leading private equity companies, with over 50 years of heritage and €3.0 billion worth of assets under management. It focuses on direct investments and fund investments, currently holding stakes in 16 companies from the GSA region. Following 2023’s successful exit from hg medical, the transaction underlines NORD Holding’s strength in the healthcare and B2B contract manufacturing sectors.

The acquisition enables ABJ to carry out an ambitious European growth strategy on the back of expanded capacity and an extended range of products and services.

“We are convinced that ABJ is ideally positioned to participate in the strong market growth for natural nutritional supplements in the future thanks to its unrestricted focus on natural ingredients and highest quality standards. Our sincere thanks to Nico and the Carlsquare team for deploying their in-depth knowledge of the supplements space to ensure a seamless and successful transaction.”  – André Seidel, Partner, NORD Holding

Carlsquare served as the exclusive financial advisor to NORD Holding.

NORD Holding
ABJ alive GmbH
Nico Schmidt-Weidemann
Nico Schmidt-Weidemann
Managing Partner