Take the lead with compassionate petcare

Petcare Spot On

With pet parents keener than ever to ensure their loyal companions receive the best treatments available to increase their length and quality of life, the petcare sector is thriving. What makes the veterinary services market so attractive to both corporates and private equity? Oaklins’ petcare specialist Thorben Woeltjen places the high levels of M&A activity under the microscope and identifies promising opportunities.

Pets are family members. The way we treat our pets has never been more human. Caring has become so important, especially as far as a petʼs health is concerned. People are not reluctant to spend an ever-growing share of their wallet on drugs and medical procedures. This creates attractive market dynamics and and a promising growth profile. Several corporates, as well as financial investors, have invested heavily in veterinary services. They acquired single practices as well as large chains. THORBEN WOELTJEN AUTHOR AND OAKLINS PETCARE SPECIALIST


In particular, we focus on Mars Inc.’s massive M&A activity to see how the iconic confectionary company has transformed itself into a leader in the US veterinary services sector.

Case study

This edition’s case study examines how the sale of Ethos to private equity firm Brown Brothers Harriman has enabled this leading US provider of specialty veterinary services to position itself for future growth.

Oaklins Petcare Specialists

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Thorben Woeltjen Hamburg, Germany
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Sebastien Nadeau Montreal, Canada
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