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May 29, 2015 5:28 PM ET

Personal Products

Company Overview of CytoSport, Inc.

Company Overview

CytoSport, Inc. manufactures sports nutritional products for athletes and individuals. The company offers powder beverages, ready-to-drink beverages, bars, or capsules to customers in the United States and internationally. It also sells products online. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Benicia, California. As of August 11, 2014, CytoSport, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation.

4795 Industrial Way

Benicia, CA 94510

United States

Founded in 1997





Key Executives for CytoSport, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 55
Co-Founder and President
Founder and Chairman
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CytoSport, Inc. Key Developments

CytoSport Launches Muscle Milk Organic Ready-to-Drink Shakes

CytoSport announced that it has launched Muscle Milk Organic ready-to-drink shakes exclusively into nationwide Target stores and online at The 8.25 oz. ready-to-drink shakes contain 15 grams of USDA certified organic protein, 120 calories and are gluten free. Muscle Milk Organic is available at Target or in Tetra 4-packs in chocolate and vanilla flavors. Muscle Milk(R) Ready-to-Drink is a protein-enhanced functional beverage that helps promote workout recovery, lean muscle growth and sustained energy. Muscle Milk takes the guesswork out of high performance nutrition, delivering a unique blend of premium proteins, complex carbohydrates, functional fats, vitamins and minerals.

Glanbia's Bid For €360 million CytoSport Stalls

Glanbia plc's (ISE:GL9) pursuit of Cytosport, Inc. has hit a speed bump as the sales process for the €360 million maker of the popular Muscle Milk brand is understood to have stalled. Glanbia was thought to have been in a shootout with Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) to buy the specialist nutrition firm after other bidders dropped out. The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) and Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) had been linked with early interest - It is understood the price tag of the brand is a principal sticking point for any potential deal. TSG Consumer Partners, owner of CytoSport, initially hired Credit Suisse AG to list the company on stock markets in 2013 but changed its mind and decided to examine a sale to trade or private equity buyers instead.

Glanbia Reportedly Eyeing CytoSport

Glanbia plc (ISE:GL9) is planning to acquire CytoSport, Inc. According to the news report, TSG Consumer Partners is said to have engaged Credit Suisse for the sale process in October 2013. The report added that Glanbia declined to comment on speculation saying, “We are always looking out for the right fit”, while TSG Consumer Partner’s President, Chuck Esserman declined to comment on possible approaches when approached by the Sunday Independent. The report also mentioned that the price tag for Cytosport is said to carry a value of $500 million.

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