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Munich, 28 July 2020 - OMMAX performed a commercial due diligence for Bright Capital and HF Private Debt, two of Germany's leading mid-market investment firms.

Focus of the project was the Amazon strategy of three food supplement brands by Natsana GmbH. Natsana GmbH is the market-leading developer and seller of high-quality nutritional supplements on Amazon - with an additional footprint in retail stores and via an own direct online shop.

The debt package provided by Bright Capital and HF Debt GmbH enabled the sponsor DOMUM Unternehmer & Kapital GmbH to unite the market leaders in the supplements niche market with strong long-term growth trends.

The products of the analysed brands Natural Elements, Nature Love and Feel Natural are sold over various digital channels, amongst which Amazon is the most important one. For the assessment of the brands' Amazon strategy Bright Capital and HF Private Debt relied on OMMAX's experience in the food supplement market and its in-depth knowledge of Amazon.

OMMAX challenged the brands' current state as well as their growth potentials. Some aspects that have been evaluated are the sustainability of the specific Amazon strategy as well as the respective digital visibility of the brands. In addition, a risk assessment of arising competition on Amazon was conducted.

For the evaluation, OMMAX gathered several data sets and conducted market research studies about the nutrition and supplements industry, the competitors, and legal regulations.

Bright Capital and HF Private Debt said about the transaction: "We chose OMMAX because of its successful work in other deals in the food supplement market, as well as its extensive experience with Amazon. Our high expectations were exceeded: OMMAX's data-based approach was a great support in better assessing and understanding the potential risks of Amazon."

Do you want to know more about our experience in transaction advisory? Get in touch with Dr. Stefan Sambol (stefan.sambol@ommax.de) or download our due diligence whitepaper: https://bit.ly/2CSl7Sg

About Natural Elements, Nature Love and Feel Natural

Natural Elements, Nature Love and Feel Natural are three of the most successful brands in the biological food supplement sector. Their product range offers high-quality nutrition on a natural basis for a healthy and active lifestyle.

More information: feel-natural.de, nature-love.de, naturalelements.de

About Bright Capital

Bright Capital is a leading German credit investor focusing on the lower mid-market. Bright Capital invests in companies with an outstanding market position, proven strategies, resilient cash flows and seasoned management teams. The Bright Capital strategy enables investments up and down a company's capital structure in situations where bespoke financing solutions generate substantial value-add.

More information: brightcapital.de

About HF Private Debt

HF Debt GmbH is the exclusive advisor to Luxemburg-based HF Private Debt Fonds, SCSp, which specialises in private debt financing for SMEs (EBITDA between EUR 2 million and EUR 10 million) and supports growth financing, succession solutions, and buy-outs by private equity investors. Geographically, it focuses on companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with a long-standing history. More information: hf-debt.com

About OMMAX – Digital Solutions

OMMAX – Digital Solutions is a digital strategy consultancy based in Europe, specialising in sustainable digital value creation while catering to an array of mid-sized companies, large enterprises and more than 30 private equity firms around the world. Composed of more than 120 international experts and with more than 600 realised digital projects in the fields of digital strategy, digital operational excellence, data science, and transaction advisory services, OMMAX is a forerunner concerning holistic data-driven strategy consulting and end-to-end execution of digital solutions.

More information: ommax-digital.com

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