DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) - MusclePharm Corporation (
The Frost Group, LLC ("Frost"), headed by Miami entrepreneur Dr. Phillip Frost, was the lead investor in the offering. This marks the second investment Frost has made in MusclePharm. In February 2013, Frost invested $2.9 million as the lead investor in MusclePharm's previously completed $12 million financing.
Commenting on the announcement, John Bluher, co-Chairman and Executive Vice President, stated, "We appreciate the confidence Dr. Frost's additional investment displays in MusclePharm. The investment further increases both our working capital and shareholder equity, while helping fuel our revenue ramp and transformation into a worldwide leader in the sports nutrition market."
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ABOUT MUSCLEPHARM CORPORATION
Founded in 2008 by former NFL player Brad Pyatt, MusclePharm is a healthy lifestyle company that develops and manufactures scientific and safe nutritional supplements. The company's products are designed for Active Lifestyles who seek muscle building, weight maintenance and general fitness through an internationally recognized daily nutritional supplement regimen. The products are formulated through a six-stage research process designed by leading nutritional scientists at the MusclePharm Sports Science & Research Center in Denver. MusclePharm's products are sold in more than 110 countries and available in 10,500+ U.S. retail outlets, including Dick's Sporting Goods, 24 Hour Fitness, Bally's, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Vitamin World. MusclePharm products also are sold globally through more than 100 online channels, including Bodybuilding.com, Amazon.com and Vitacost.com.
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