The drive to self-care is carrying into the current pandemic, and good brands with solid outlook can tap into a highly active private capital market.
In this episode of Catching Up, Jon Benninger, VP of the Health & Nutrition Network for Informa Markets, used the wonders of technology to connect with David Thibodeau, managing director of Wellvest Capital, a strategic investment group focused on health and wellness industry.
This dynamic duo share thoughts on the movement of people taking more active roles in their own health and wellness, by adopting changes including supplements, exercise, meditation, yoga and better sleep. They look back at tough times the natural products industry weathered and the financial impact of the current COVID-19 crisis, including how the public and private markets are trending.
Among key topics covered are:
- How the health crisis is reawakening the people’s desire to take control of their health and is bringing new consumers to health and wellness.
- The volatility and uncertain future of public financial markets and the brisk activity in the private market, including private equity, venture capital and private debt market.
- How many industry companies had more capital behind them coming into 2020, and capital is still available during this pandemic, albeit amidst weaker valuations compared to the prior period.