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Industry Update: Pet M&A Update – September, 2017

September, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 93% of the Pet M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the
difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 79% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– The Riverside Company acquired Petstages for an undisclosed amount

– The Riverside Company acquired Bionic for an undisclosed amount

– The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) acquired Blue Acquisition Group, Inc. for approximately $5.77 billion.

– Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. acquired Woodstream Corporation for approximately $400 million