VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — Nestle Health Science has agreed to acquire functional hydration brand Nuun, a portfolio company of private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter.

Founded in 2004, Seattle-based Nuun is a maker of low-sugar electrolyte tablets that dissolve in water. The brand offers a range of effervescent tablets and powders formulated with additional minerals and vitamins to promote energy, immunity, relaxation and general wellness benefits. The products are packaged in portable tubes for convenient use.

“Nestle Health Science and Nuun share the same philosophy: Nothing is more important than health and well-being,” said Kevin Rutherford, chief executive officer of Nuun.  “In joining Nestle Health Science, Nuun will further its mission of ‘hydration that empowers the world to move more.’ The Nuun team has built an incredible business and…

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