Mike and Tony Costello, former owners and founders of Optimum Nutrition, Inc. announced today that their newly formed company, Nutrivo, L.L.C. has acquired RIVALUS Sports Nutrition, Inc., a Halifax, Nova Scotia based company.

RIVALUS is a leading provider of nutritional supplements designed for professional and Olympic athletes in drug tested sports as a safe and effective alternative to performance-enhancing drugs or supplements containing banned substances.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Burke and the RIVALUS team join the Nutrivo family. RIVALUS has an exceptional product line and a huge number of professional athletes who trust the brand.” said Mike Costello from Nutrivo’s new state-of-the art 130,000 square foot production facility in Aurora, Illinois.

“We’re bringing top quality manufacturing back to Chicago and Nutrivo is very eager to begin producing RIVALUS’ top selling protein powder PROMASIL and the rest of the lineup.” said Tony Costello. “We have a long history in manufacturing premium supplements and in this move we’re going to make ‘great’ even greater.”

RIVALUS founder and CEO Dr. Darren Burke (PhD) is very pleased with the Nutrivo partnership. “Our commitment to provide safe and effective supplements for professional athletes has never been stronger. Mike and Tony bring unique experience and expertise to continue to grow the RIVALUS brand. I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else. Bringing manufacturing of our premium products in-house to Nutrivo is now another unique differentiator of the RIVALUS brand over our competition.”