Mars Petcare To Acquire Large Veterinary Hospital Group

Mars Incorporated recently announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase pet healthcare provider VCA INC (NASDAQ: WOOF) which operates nearly 800 animal hospitals with 60 diagnostic laboratories throughout the United States and Canada for a total value of approximately $9.1 billion.

If the transaction is approved, the deal would MERGE the top two veterinary hospital chains in the United States comprising more than 1,600+ Animal Hospitals. This represents more than 6% of all Animal Hospitals in the U.S.

According to the VIN NEWS SERVICE.

“There are about 26,000 small animal veterinary practices in the United States, according to AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)”.

Mars Petcare Brands Include the following:

VETERINARY SERVICES:

PET FOOD BRANDS:
-Pedigree
-Royal Canin
-Eukanuba
-Iams
-Nutro
-Whiskas
-Cesar
-Dreamies
-Sheba
-Waltham

OTHER PET RELATED:
Wisdom Panel
Whistle

VCA INC – Divisions Include the Following:

VCA Animal Hospitals

ANTECH Diagnostics

Sound Technologies

Camp Bow Wow

RELATED:
Mars Expands in Pet Care With $7.7 Billion Purchase of VCA (1.9.2017)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/mars-expands-in-pet-care-with-9-1-billion-deal-for-vca

Pet Food Maker Mars Spends $117 Million to Acquire Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for Dogs’ (4.1.16)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-01/mars-said-to-spend-117m-to-acquire-whistle-s-fitbit-for-dogs

BluePearl, Banfield now part of same company (12.1.2015)
https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/151201q.aspx

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