Nestle Purina PetCare acquired a majority stake in Tails.com, a United Kingdom-based customized dog food company, from venture capital group Draper Esprit, reported Reuters. The companies disclosed no financial terms of the transaction. Tails.com will operate as it has under co-foudner and CEO James Davidson.
Other 2018 mergers and acquisitions in the pet food industry
April 15, 2018
Mars Petcare acquired OptiGen, LLC, a DNA diagnostics company specializing in canine inherited eye disorders.
April 15, 2018
United Petfood, a Belgium-based producer of pet food, has acquired the Dutch pet treat company Animal Lovers.
April 11, 2018
Lortscher is based in Bern, Kansas, USA with additional locations in Seneca, Kansas and Brownwood, Texas.
April 8, 2018
Transcontinental Inc, a Canada-based printer and supplier of flexible packaging in North America, has agreed to acquire Coveris Americas, a converter of flexible packaging and other value-added products in North America.
April 4, 2018
March 12, 2018
Transcontinental Inc., a Canadian supplier of flexible packaging, has acquired Multifilm Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging supplier located in Elgin, near Chicago, Illinois, employing over 70 people.
February 23, 2018
General Mills, Inc. and Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement under which General Mills will acquire Blue Buffalo for approximately US$8 billion, or US$40 per share in cash.
February 16, 2018
Scholtus Group Holding B.V., a supplier of dog and cat treats in Europe, was acquired by Global Pet Products Holding (GPP), a investment firm active in the pet industry and ING Corporate lnvestments B.V., a 100 percent subsidiary of ING Bank N.V., reported GlobalPETS.
January 25, 2018
Danish Agro’s subisdiary Baltic Agro Latvia has concluded a deal to acquire 60 percent of the shares in agribusiness company Tukuma Straume, which also produces pet food.
January 22, 2018
On January 11, Mars Petcare announced their acquisition of Genoscoper Laboratories.
January 10, 2018
Kemin Industries, a global ingredient supplier, has announced the creation of a Canadian division and will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on January 18, 2018, at its new location in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
January 2, 2018
Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire Pro-Pet, an Ohio-based manufacturer of private label and co-manufactured pet foods, including premium dog food brand Black Gold.