Pet & Animal Care

Published on: 02/06/2015

M&A activity in the pet & animal care industry continued its upward climb in 2014, with 47 transactions involving U.S. targets reported for the year. A new record for the pet & animal sector. While several notable deals were recorded, including the $8.7 billion take-private acquisition of PetSmart, the majority of industry transactions occurred in the middle market. Acquisitions were supported by expanding industry sales and profits, a growing economy, a corresponding increase in consumer spending and consumers who continue to spend heavily on products and servicesfor their pets.

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