Industry Update: Pet M&A Update – September, 2018

September, 2018

In 2018 YTD, strategic buyers accounted for 94% 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:

– 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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