3D Corporate Solutions announced on May 31 a new investment by Olympus Partners into its land animal protein business, which includes poultry, beef, and lamb.
Scott Clawson, CEO of 3D, said “the 3D management team is really excited to partner with Olympus to continue to serve our customers and grow our business. Olympus is the right partner to help 3D execute on expansion opportunities going forward.”
“The 3D team has built a really impressive business that offers truly differentiated products to its customers. We are excited to partner with the management team to continue to support growth” said Paul Rubin, a Partner at Olympus. “We think 3D is outperforming their competition in a very attractive sector,” added Dave Cardenas, a Partner at Olympus.
3D’s land-based animal protein division provides essential protein ingredients and fats to trusted pet food brands and manufacturers. A solutions-oriented provider, the company develops, processes, distributes, markets and sells its ingredients based on each client’s unique needs.
Meanwhile, 3D’s other businesses consisting of marine, non-grain, and sourced solutions will become LinkOne Ingredient Solutions.
LinkOne will continue to utilize its manufacturing assets and strategic supply chain solutions outside of land animals to supply wholesome pet food ingredients for any pet’s diet.
Ed Mareth, Co-founder of LinkOne said, “Our new name signifies our passion to serve the pet food industry as your first and most critical link in your supply chain.”
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.