Peakstone Advises Pet Factory on its Sale to Worldwise, a Portfolio Company of A&M Capital

M&A Advisor

April, 2022. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Pet Factory, Inc. in connection with its sale to Worldwise, Inc., a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners (“AMCP”), a middle-market private equity investment fund that is part of the A&M Capital platform.Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, Pet Factory is a leading U.S. producer of high-quality pet chews and treats, and offers premium branded products for dogs through four core brands – CareChewz, Twistedz, Real Chewz and Combo Wrap Chewz. Pet Factory also offers a range of popular dog and cat toys alongside other pet accessories.Tom Miller, co-founder of Pet Factory, said, “Steve Royko and the Peakstone team’s guidance and professionalism throughout the entire transaction process was exemplary. They provided everything we could possibly expect from a business advisor. Their dedication to detail and advice along the way led to a successful conclusion which would not have happened without their involvement. Worldwise and A&M Capital will enable Pet Factory to flourish and grow new opportunities and we wish them great success.”Following the transaction, Greg Hill will continue to serve as President of Pet Factory while also becoming a senior member of Worldwise’s management team. Mr. Hill said, “We are excited to join the Worldwise team, to be integrated into a world-class platform, and to start the new chapter of Pet Factory.”Kevin Fick, CEO of Worldwise, said “With this acquisition, Worldwise gains a leader in the chew and treat space with strategic domestic manufacturing capabilities and strong customer relationships. The entire Worldwise team is thrilled to welcome Pet Factory to the family and to add their exceptional team to our platform. We also want to thank Tom Miller and Marco Corsi, who have been tremendous leaders of the business. We look forward to continuing and growing their legacy.”

For additional information please contact

Steve Royko, Managing Director, 608-236-4490,

Alex Fridman, Managing Partner, 312-346-7303,

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