William Hood

Managing Director & Founder

Mr. Hood is a Managing Director and the Founder of William Hood & Company, a differentiated industry-focused investment banking practice covering the Consumer, Food and Retail sectors. William Hood & Company is a division of AXIA Capital Markets LLC, a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA.

Prior to founding William Hood & Company, Mr. Hood was a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey where he led the firm’s Consumer Health and Wellness practice. Over a period of almost eight years, Mr. Hood built the leading nutritionals practice on Wall Street, having led or been involved in many of the largest and best-known transactions in the industry. Mr. Hood’s transaction experience includes the recently announced sale of Atrium Innovations to Nestle for $2.3 billion, the sale of the Nature’s Bounty Company from The Carlyle Group to KKR, the sale of UK-based Holland & Barrett to Letter1 Retail for $2.4 billion, the sale of Iovate to Xiwang Foods for $730 million, the sale of Jamieson to CCMP, the sale of Schiff Nutrition to Reckitt Benckiser for $1.4 billion, the sale of the Avid Health to Church & Dwight for $650 million and the sale of Emergen-C to Pfizer among many others.

Widely regarded as an expert within the space, Mr. Hood is frequently invited to speak about M&A at key Health and Wellness industry events including Expo West, the Nutrition Business Journal Summit, Supply Side West and ACG. Mr. Hood is also a key contributor to both industry and financial publications and has been interviewed and quoted about matters of M&A in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Nutrition Business Journal, Whole Foods Magazine and the Daily Deal, among others.

Mr. Hood has a broad global network and travels frequently to Europe, Asia and Latin America. He grew up in the U.K. and Hong Kong and holds a B.S. from Georgetown University.

Mr. Hood holds the following FINRA Registrations: Series 7, 24, 63 and 79.


July 18, 2018

8:30 AM  -  9:40 AM

Palos Verdes Ballrooms 4&5

NBJ State of the Industry

Change in the dietary supplement industry is happening faster than ever, driven by forces that include regulatory developments, health-tracking technologies, ingredient innovation and the accelerating complexity of consumers spreading purchases across sales channels. This session will showcase Nutrition Business Journal’s proprietary market data and survey results to reveal where the market is expanding, where consumers … Continued

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