Q1 2023 I Report I May 2023

Focus: Veterinary Services – Factors of successful deals in the segment, analysis of changes in veterinary drug legislation, M&A activities, and valuation trends  

In this edition of our M&A Pet Care Market Reports, Oaklins Pet Care experts illuminate the latest developments and trends in the Pet Consumables, Pet Pharmaceuticals, and Veterinary Services segments. A particular focus of this report lies in the in-depth analysis of the current key topics in the veterinary market.


In April, Oaklins successfully advised the shareholders of the Dutch veterinary chain DierenDokters on the sale of the company to VetPartners. In an interview, our colleague Casper Oude Essink from the Netherlands provides exciting insights into this transaction and shares essential success factors for selling companies with activities in the veterinary field. 


Another key focus of this report is the changes in the veterinary drug legislation. The recently implemented changes, effective from January 1, 2023, are currently a central topic that engages and sparks intensive discussions among not only veterinarians but also pet owners. Dr. Daniel Tietjen and Katharina Hölle from Taylor Wessing law firm summarize the relevant updates of the veterinary drug legislation and provide a forecast of their potential impact on the overall pet market. 


Furthermore, this report provides insights into the recent developments in the M&A market, valuation multiples, and operational metrics in the Pet Consumables, Pet Pharmaceuticals, and Veterinary Services segments.

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