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Equilibre Attitude (EA Pharma) strengthens its expertise in Oligotherapy with the acquisition of Labcatal, its third build-up under Motion ownership

Equilibre Attitude (EA Pharma) strengthens its expertise in Oligotherapy with the acquisition of Labcatal, its third build-up under Motion ownership

14 February 2020

The French laboratory Equilibre Attitude, a reference player on Oligotherapy, food supplements and sports nutrition, realises its third acquisition in two years with the take-over of Labcatal from its founders.

Renowned for its expertise in Oligotherapy through ‘Le Laboratoire des Granions’, Equilibre Attitude is a French pharmaceutical Group offering a large range of drugs and food supplements:

  • Oligotherapy : drugs and food supplements formulated with oligo-elements under the brands Granions and Oligostim ;
  • Well-being and health : a complete range of food supplements, with flagship products such as Duab (urinary comfort), Chondrostéo (joint care), Conceptio (fertility and pregnancy) or Veinomix (venous comfort) ;
  • Sports nutrition: food supplements, nutritive products and athletic health care with the brands EAFit, Punch Power and Foucaud.

The Group’s products are distributed in pharmacies and parapharmacies, as well as in specialized stores and online.

Founded in 1954, Labcatal is a French laboratory specialized in Oligotherapy. It develops, manufactures and distributes through pharmacies two main product ranges:

  • Oligo-elements-based drugs and foods supplements under its flagship brand Oligosol;
  • Dermatological drugs (Rubozinc and LithioDerm).

Labcatal operates a production site located in Annemasse near Geneva. The laboratory also expanded abroad, notably on the Spanish and Canadian markets.

Oligotherapy is a medical practice consisting in the use of oligo-elements to address deficiencies or to treat a functional pathology, prevent its development or avoid a relapse. Oligo-elements have a major role in the human metabolism, with a thoroughly proven efficiency. The time has come for Labcatal and Laboratoire des Granions, the two pioneers of this branch of medicine, to merge their expertise and complementary offers.

“We are working towards the improvement of the quality of life through innovative, natural and efficient solutions backed by medical evidence, for a healthy body at all stages of life. Our three acquisitions clearly fit with this goal. The acquisition of Labcatal in particular is an additional step in our project to democratize a modern Oligotherapy bearing strong values: efficiency, naturalness and safety.“ stated Thierry Verne, Equilibre Attitude’s President.

This transforming deal is the third acquisition in less than two years for the Group, and follows the takeover of Nutrivercell and PunchPower:

  • Nutrivercell is a specialized laboratory that has developed an innovative and patented product (Duab) for urinary comfort. It was acquired end of 2017 ;
  • PunchPower is the French pioneer brand in natural and organic sports nutrition, with an established reputation on the endurance segment (bars, gels and energy drinks). This acquisition was realized in 2018 and allowed Equilibre Attitude to penetrate a high growing segment with a range complementary to its EAFit brand.

“Equilibre Attitude is a Group that is building its development on strong and flagship brands, partnerships and targeted acquisitions. Through the acquisitions of Nutrivercell, PunchPower and today Labcatal, Equilibre Attitude strengthens its expertise with solutions that are renowned for their efficiency, their scientific basics, and their capacity to convince prescribers, clients and consumers.“ stated Patrick Eisenchteter, Managing Partner at Motion Equity Partners.