Nestlé to acquire Nuun functional hydration

The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2021

Nestlé Health Science is acquiring Nuun, a functional hydration company. The acquisition adds to Nestlé’s existing portfolio of active lifestyle nutrition brands with a range of low-sugar effervescent tablets and powders.

“Everyday, health-conscious consumers are becoming more aware of how functional hydration products can add to their overall well-being as well as support them during exercise by replacing the minerals that the body loses. That growing awareness is reflected in the steady growth of the category,” said Greg Behar, CEO of Nestlé Health Science. “Nuun is a leader in the fast-growing functional hydration category with its high-quality, clean, plant-based products. We look forward to combining our companies’ expertise to bring Nuun to more people around the world.”

Nuun was founded in Seattle in 2004, with the aim of providing electrolyte replacement without carbohydrates. It offers a range of effervescent tablets and powders containing additional minerals and vitamins for energy, relaxation and overall well-being.

“Nestlé Health Science and Nuun share the same philosophy: nothing is more important than health and well-being,” said Kevin Rutherford, CEO of Nuun. “In joining Nestlé Health Science, Nuun will further its mission of ‘hydration that empowers the world to move more.’ The Nuun team has built an incredible business and now with the reach, expertise and capabilities of Nestlé, I’m confident that together we will grow even more, making people and the planet healthier.”

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