Protexin acquires The Healthy Bowels Company

Probiotics International (Protexin) has acquired UK digestive products maker, The Healthy Bowels Company, in a transaction which sees Protexin gain control of high-profile pre-probiotic combination brand, Lepicol. BCMS advised The Healthy Bowels Company throughout the transaction.

At the time of the deal in 2011, The Healthy Bowels Company supplied a range of natural food supplements aimed at the bowel and digestive health markets. The range was developed around the internationally recognised Lepicol brand, with each product formulated in-house and manufactured via outsourced pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The Healthy Bowels Company was founded by award-winning entrepreneur Peter Jackson in 1999. He developed the Lepicol formulation due to concern for his own bowel health, because of his personal experience with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Lepicol products are widely available in major retailers including Holland & Barrett and Amazon.