BrightPet private equity acquires Bravo! Pet Foods

BrightPet Nutrition Group operates subsidiaries Ohio Pet Foods, Southern Tier Pet Nutrition, BNG Phoebe and BNG Miracle Pet.

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BrightPet Nutrition Group, a marketer and manufacturer of premium and super-premium pet foods, treats and care products, has completed the acquisition of fresh pet food company Bravo! Pet Foods, a frozen raw and freeze-dried pet food company. BrightPet serves domestic and more than 30 international markets with branded, private label, and contract manufactured products. BrightPet operates a portfolio of widely recognized leading consumer brands, including Stewart, Blackwood, Adirondack, By Nature, Miracle Care and Hamilton, with holistic and natural solutions.

The transaction by BrightPet, a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners (AMCP), a middle-market private equity investment fund, is the second in two years, reflecting the company’s commitment to a M&A strategy that bolsters its branded portfolio while extending capabilities in high growth market segments.

“The Bravo brand is widely known and has been respected for more than 20 years,” said Dave Kowal, CEO of BrightPet, in a press release. “By expanding our branded portfolio and strengthening our production capabilities, we expect to continue the growth trajectory BrightPet has established over the past few years.

Founded by the Bogner family in 2002 in Manchester, Connecticut, USA, Bravo was one of the first brands to manufacture and sell frozen raw and freeze-dried pet food. In addition to a range of treats, chews and supplements for dogs and cats, Bravo offers five meal solutions, including complete and balanced meals as well as customizable nutrition plans.

“In the two years since our acquisition, BrightPet has achieved significant domestic and international growth in super-premium product categories and increased share in high-growth channels, including e-commerce,” Ryan McCarthy, partner at AMCP, said in a press release. “We have completed two strategic acquisitions and have more than doubled the company’s revenues, the number of brands in our portfolio, and, most importantly, invested heavily in manufacturing capabilities to consistently deliver new and innovative product offerings.”

About BrightPet Nutrition Group

According to Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data, BrightPet Nutrition Group operates subsidiaries Ohio Pet Foods, Southern Tier Pet Nutrition, BNG Phoebe LLC and BNG Miracle Pet LLC. BrightPet produces food and treats for dogs and cats, and is a leading contract manufacturer of premium and super-premium holistic, natural and organic recipes. BrightPet exports to more than 35 countries around the world, and its leadership is exploring product line extensions, facility enhancements and additional acquisitions. Annual revenue in 2021 reached US$50,000,000.

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