Neptune Retains Stifel to Explore Strategic Alternatives for Sprout Organics

LAVAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / January 24, 2024 / Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. ("Neptune" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:NEPT), a consumer-packaged goods company focused on plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, today announced the appointment of Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. ("Stifel") to act as exclusive financial advisor to the Company's organic baby food and toddler brand, Sprout Foods Inc. ("Sprout Organics"), providing financial advisory, investment banking services, and strategic advice regarding the review of divestiture alternatives related to Sprout Organics.

Stifel brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the financial sector, having successfully facilitated numerous high-profile mergers, acquisitions, and structured deals. With a proven track record of navigating complex financial transactions, Stifel is well-positioned to guide Sprout Organics through the most effective path forward related to its strategic options. The Company initially communicated plans for a spinoff of Sprout Organics, but due to changing circumstances, leadership is working with Stifel actively to assess alternative strategies. Under the terms of the collaboration, Sprout Organics, Neptune and Stifel will work to evaluate available strategic options to unlock and maximize shareholder value.

The appointment is significant for Neptune, positioning the Company for enhanced market presence and increased competitiveness. As the details unfold, the Company remains committed to transparent communication with its stakeholders. Updates and announcements will be shared as they come, ensuring that stakeholders are kept well-informed and engaged throughout this dynamic process.

About Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.

Neptune is a consumer-packaged goods company that aims to innovate health and wellness products. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Laval, Quebec with a United States headquarters in Jupiter, Florida, the company focuses on developing a portfolio of high-quality, affordable consumer products that align with the latest market trends for natural, sustainable, plant-based and purpose-driven lifestyle brands. The company's products are available in more than 29,000 retail locations and include well-known organic food and beverage brands such as Sprout Organics, Nosh, and Nurturme, as well as nutraceuticals brands like Biodroga and Forest Remedies. With its efficient and adaptable manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure, the company can quickly respond to consumer demand, and introduce new products through retail partners and e-commerce channels. Please visit for more details.

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KCSA Strategic Communications

SOURCE : Neptune Wellness Solutions, Inc.

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