Independence Pet Holdings Completes Acquisition of Pets Best

Independence Pet Holdings, Inc. (IPH), a corporate holding company that manages a portfolio of 15 pet health brands across North America, and Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a consumer financial services company, recently ANNOUNCED that IPH has completed the acquisition of Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best) from Synchrony — Synchrony received a portion of the consideration as an equity investment in IPH.

Pets Best (founded in 2005) was acquired by Synchrony in 2019. Pets Best will continue to operate under the same brand and leadership.

Independence Pet Holdings insurance brands include the following:


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