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BrandHive is branding the natural, organic, sustainable world. We service a global Clientele, from Asia to Europe to across the U.S. We help you define brand strategy, develop creative identity and branding, help build consumer awareness and stimulate demand through paid and earned media. We are also social media and influencer professionals. But most of all, BrandHive facilitates B2B and B2C engagement to ensure that the right people connect with your brand in a meaningful way. Because when that happens, good things result. We are content and marketplace experts with a combined 90+ years working with the health and wellness consumer. Visit us at www.brandhive.com.
KGK Science is your leading contract research organization designing and conducting clinical trials to support clients with claims substantiation and product marketing. By providing clinical trial services and regulatory consulting for the dietary supplement, functional food, beverage, ingredient, and cosmetic industry KGK provides research strategy, regulatory support, clinical trials, and clinical trial management all under one roof. With over 250 completed clinical trials KGK Science can efficiently develop, conduct, and manage clinical research throughout North America and Europe. Along with KGK’s clinical trial capabilities, our regulatory compliance capabilities include, but are not limited to the following: Pre-clinical studies, NDI Preparation and Submission, GRAS Notification, Master File Applications, Regulatory Strategy & Assessments, Product License Applications, & Product Regulatory Approvals For more information visit our website www.kgkscience.co
Clinical Research Partner
Unbound from industry orthodoxy and big CPA firm conventions, we like to say that our optimism and forward-thinking approach brings more West to business. While our locations aren’t limited to the West, our firm and our professionals represent the excitement and innovation of the West—it’s defined us and our client relationships since we opened our doors for business more than 100 years ago. In a fiercely competitive investment environment, you need a tenured and technically proficient business advisor who understands your transaction methodology from start to finish as well as your target industry. That’s why more than 200 investment and private equity firms look to us for transaction advisory, portfolio company, and fund services. In addition to our transaction services experience, our firm’s National Food & Beverage team delivers a full spectrum of industry-specific accounting, consulting, and wealth management services to over 1,100 food, beverage and agribusiness companies nationwide. Beyond technical acumen, Moss Adams shares the same entrepreneurial ethos and deep industry understanding as our clients. With keen insight into industry trends paired with transaction expertise, we’re able to identify planning opportunities for our clients that might otherwise go untapped.
Accounting & Financial Consulting Partner
Porzio's intellectual property team provides dietary supplement companies with full-service representation in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law. Our team includes attorneys with advanced science degrees and attorneys who are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Dietary supplement companies look to Porzio to provide fundamental services on critical intellectual property matters including U.S. and foreign patent preparation, patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, opinions, licensing, transactions, due diligence, and portfolio management. Companies that need assistance with specialized matters including complex administrative proceedings like inter partes reviews (IPRs), reexaminations, reissues, interferences, and appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals, Federal Circuit, and proceedings before the International Trade Commission, rely on Porzio's experience and successful work in these areas. When a patent dispute arises, Porzio’s litigators work collaboratively with the scientists to identify a successful resolution. Porzio advises and represents clients in patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, and copyright cases in federal and state courts nationwide. Porzio represents dietary supplement companies before federal and state government agencies, and advises dietary supplement clients on complying with FDA and FTC regulations, guidance documents, advertising and promotions, claim substantiation, health claims, good manufacturing practice (cGMP), warning letters, and other matters before the FDA and FTC. Porzio's experienced litigation team represents clients in matters of deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, and product liability cases. Porzio also advises clients on Proposition 65, and has litigated warning letter cases in California courts. To address our clients business needs, Porzio represents clients on legislative matters, rulemaking proceedings before federal and state agencies, and works to provide strategies and advocacy training to build grassroots lobbying efforts to support their client's business objectives. Porzio, Bromberg, & Newman, P.C. is a full service law firm with offices throughout the east coast.
Clinical Research Partner
RNI Consulting, an international regulatory consulting firm with specialized expertise in the areas of Food, Nutrition and Health products, provides regulatory solutions for your company's development efforts. For 10 years, our team has provided strategic guidance and support through each step of regulatory compliance for food, dietary supplements, dietetic products, health products, and cosmetics. In Europe, we assist with Food, Nutrition, Health and Borderline products and Medical Device products. We provide expert advice in choosing the best regulatory strategy, the best regulatory status, the best procedure to achieve regulatory compliance. Internationally our expertise encompasses Food and Nutritional products. With offices in the United States, France and Switzerland, RNI provides solutions that support research and development and product launches in the US and on a global scale.
Regulatory Affairs Partner
Specialty Nutrition Group, Inc. is a nutrition brand-building firm focused on commercializing innovative, IP-protected nutritional and health-promoting technologies. SNG acts as co-development partner with large consumer products and nutrition companies to rapidly commercialize nutrition innovations, represents academic institutions and individual inventors to find new commercial applications for their inventions, and develops its own brands for commercial launch in the commercial market. The professionals of Specialty Nutrition Group, Inc. have been responsible for launching new nutraceuticals products with current annual retail sales for over $1.1 billion.
Technology Commercialization Partner
Trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights are all Venable LLP strong suits. We structure and negotiate licenses, research contracts and technology transfer agreements. And we know how to protect your product and preserve your ability to market. When it comes to marketing and promoting your products, the competition is stiff. That’s why we’ll work to help you avoid or minimize both regulatory and competitive hurdles related to advertising and promoting your products. You face hurdles from both the FDA, concerning product formulation and development, and the FTC, concerning advertising and dissemination. And product claims face hurdles from both agencies. With nearly 600 attorneys in offices across the country practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and regulatory and government affairs, Venable is one of America’s top 100 law firms.
Legal & Regulatory Partner
Whipstitch Capital is a specialized investment bank that provides mergers & acquisitions and private placement advisory services to consumer products companies. Led by industry veterans Michael Burgmaier and Nick McCoy, Whipstitch prides itself on working with clients to make the right deals happen at the right time. We help our clients sell all or a majority of their company, raise capital from the right investor at the best-possible terms and assist companies and private equity firms with identifying and completing investments and/or acquisitions. Our comprehensive expertise covers all aspects of M&A and capital raising. We focus on fast-growth, innovative consumer products companies in the following sectors: branded food and beverage, ingredients, food-related technology, private label manufacturers, nutritional supplements and OTC/pharma, and retail and restaurants. Whipstitch Capital’s deep expertise in the healthy and active-living subsectors can’t be matched. Since 2005, the Whipstitch team has completed more than 40 transactions with innovative consumer companies such as KeVita, Essentia Water, Saffron Road, Blake’s All Natural Foods, Spindrift, Zola and Yasso.
Investment Banking Partner