Industry Update: Pet M&A Update – December, 2019

December, 2019

In 2019 YTD, strategic buyers accounted for 82% of Pet M&A transactions while financial buyers making up the difference. During 2018, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 97% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Sergeant’s acquired PetIQ for approximately $185 million.

– Smucker’s acquired Ainsworth for approximately $1.9 billion.

– Hines Resource Group acquired Spectrum Brands for approximately $2.3 billion.

– General Mills, Inc. acquired Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. for approximately $8.3 billion.

– The Riverside Company acquired Petstages for an undisclosed amount.

– The Riverside Company acquired Bionic for an undisclosed amount.

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