Generational Capital Markets, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, ("GCM") an advisor to privately-held businesses for mergers & acquisitions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of UST Corp. (UST), headquartered in Layton, Utah, by Tregaron Capital, headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The transaction officially closed in October 2013.
Formed in 2001, UST is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturer of dietary supplements and homeopathic drug products. UST manufactures these products in capsule, tablet, and powder (oral and liquid ready-mix) forms for retailers, distributors, marketers, and professionals throughout the United States. UST also offers formulation and research and development (R&D) services, and has one of the quickest manufacturing turn-around times in the industry.
Managing Director, John Poythress and Vice President, Don Ho led the GCM deal team that advised UST on the transaction. "UST is an exceptional company and market leader in the supplement manufacturing sector. We are fortunate to be able to advise and represent such an accomplished company, as well as work with such a professional and remarkable buyer," said John Poythress.
Don Ho added, "The partnership with Tregaron will provide UST the funds and resources necessary to accelerate the Company's growth, expand its already impressive service offering, and in essence, better serve its customer. We are excited about the future of UST and Tregaron."
After the conclusion of the transaction, Brent Roth, President of UST said "I have not been through this process before and I am very grateful that I had Don and John to guide me through the mine field as it were. Their tireless efforts and counsel derived from years of experience made my deal a successful venture."
Tregaron Capital was formed in 2001 to invest in small and medium-size private companies in the Western United States. Led by seasoned financial, strategy, and operating professionals averaging over 20 years of investment experience, Tregaron offers both capital as well as a combination of operating, analytical, and financial skills. To read more, visit www.tregaroncapital.com.
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