MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (private equity firm) has sold off FDC Vitamins, LLC, who most people would recognize as Nutri-Force Nutrition (aka Nutriforce, Nutri-Force, Nutriforce Sport, Betancourt Nutrition, etc…). Vitamin Shoppe is paying about $85MM inclusive of a $5MM earn out, pending 2014 performance. This makes a lot of sense for Vitamin Shoppe, as Nutriforce was already manufacturing certain products for them, and the purchase allows for seamless vertical integration with little to no stoppage due to the transition.