Ardian, the private-equity firm, has acquired a stake in Nutripure, a digital brand specializing in sports nutrition and food supplements. Bpifrance partnered in completing the financing round.

The brand was founded in 2017 by brothers Christophe Carrio, five-time world karate champion, and Florent Carrio. Ardian’s investment will allow the company to prepare for the next growth phase.

“We are very happy to join Florent and Christophe Carrio in this new step of the Nutripure’s development. This company and its founders are fully in line with Ardian Growth’s DNA, with a profitable growth model and a committed vision. Our investment in Nutripure will allow us to provide the founders with our expertise in e-commerce business models, as well as in the health sector and dietary supplements in particular,” said Frédéric Quéru, managing director, Ardian’s Growth.

“Supporting an ambitious e-commerce player in a booming market with an authentic brand is fully in line with Bpifrance’s mission. Nutripure and its founders embody values that we hold dear. We are proud to invest alongside Ardian Growth, an investor specializing in the sector, and to support Florent and Christophe in the development of this unique player,” said Arnaud Despoisse, senior investment manager, Bpifrance.