20 pet food industry acquisitions in first half of 2021

By the mid-point of 2021, at least twenty mergers and acquisitions occurred in the global pet food industry.

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By the mid-point of 2021, at least twenty mergers and acquisitions have occurred in the global pet food industry. These transactions included pet food producers, ingredient suppliers and others in the industry. Private equity investors made many of these purchases, while others involved animal protein producers either entering or leaving the pet space.

BrightPet Nutrition Group acquires MiracleCorp pet treats

JANUARY 4, 2021

The transaction will bring together MiracleCorp’s portfolio of brands with BrightPet’s production capabilities and roster of brands.


Manna Pro acquires Bullymake subscription pet box brand

JANUARY 4, 2021

Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition, has agreed to acquire Bullymake. Bullymake is a direct-to-consumer dog subscription box built specifically for power chewer dogs.


Dane Creek Capital acquires Growlies Pet Foods retailers

JANUARY 5, 2021

This transaction marks Dane Creek’s first acquisition of a pet specialty retailer.


Partner in Pet Food acquires Landini Giuntini in Italy

JANUARY 21, 2021

Partner in Pet Food, a European pet food manufacturer, acquired Landini Giuntini, an Italian pet food manufacturer. The consideration for the transaction is not disclosed.


Vafo Group opens Czech pet food plant, invests in Finland

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Leading European pet food producer investing in new factory, expanding via acquisitions.


United Petfood acquires UK-based Cambrian Pet Foods

MARCH 1, 2021

International pet food producer, United Petfood, announced the acquisition of the British manufacturer Cambrian Pet Foods.


Wind Point Partners acquires FoodScience Corporation

MARCH 10, 2021

Wind Point invests in producer of nutritional supplements for humans and pets.


Manna Pro acquires Zupreem

APRIL 9, 2021

Acquisition expands company's presence in the bird market.


Chr. Hansen Natural Colors acquires SECNA

APRIL 27, 2021

Pet food colorant provider, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, an EQT portfolio company, announces its first major transaction after becoming a standalone company, further bolstering the company’s position as the world leader in natural colors.


Pet Food Experts announces acquisition of United Pacific Pet

APRIL 29, 2021

Transaction expands geographic footprint and increases service to over 5,300 independent retailers


Tyson sells pet treat brands to General Mills for US$1.2B

MAY 14, 2021

Tyson Foods, Inc. is selling its pet treats business to General Mills, Inc. for approximately US$1.2 billion.


Colombian Grupo Nutresa acquires Costa Rica pet food maker

JUNE 8, 2021

This recent deal signifies the packaged foods conglomerate’s vision for growth in a strong pet food market.


Elanco acquires Kindred Biosciences pet pharmaceuticals

JUNE 18, 2021

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated executives agreed to acquire Kindred Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel pet therapeutics based on validated human targets.


Oterra to acquire Diana Food’s coloring business

JUNE 21, 2021

Natural pet food color provider, Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, announced plans to acquire Diana Food’s natural food coloring business.


BRF aims to be a top pet food company by 2025

JUNE 21, 2021

In securities filings from June 18, Brazilian company BRF, one of Brazil’s top poultry and other food producers, announced plans to acquire pet food company Hercosul.


3D Corporate Solutions acquires All American Pet Proteins

JUNE 22, 2021

3D Corporate Solutions, a manufacturer of specialty proteins and fats used in premium pet food, has acquired Colorado-based specialty protein manufacturer All American Pet Proteins ("AAPP").


BRF Pet acquires Brazilian Mogiana Alimentos pet food

JUNE 29, 2021

Mogiana Alimentos has been in the pet food market for more than 46 years. The company is headquartered in Campinas, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil.


Nutreco to acquire Bigsal Nutrição Animal

JULY 8, 2021

Partnership will strengthen company's animal nutrition division in Brazilian market.


Barentz acquires Pestell Nutrition

JULY 8, 2021

Collaboration establishes animal nutrition globally.


LINXIS Group acquires Bakon

JULY 8, 2021

Partnership will further strengthen LINXIS' expertise and excellence.

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