Pet Industry Deal Activity – Q1 2011
The Pet Industry finished out the First Quarter of 2011 with a sizeable amount of M&A activity. Strategic acquisitions continue to dominate deal activity within the industry, with a particular focus on unique product and service offerings. Several of the deals in Q1 leveraged the core competencies of the purchasing companies, allowing for increased synergies and expanded product lines. First Quarter 2011 has followed the trends of Q4 2010, with numerous mergers and acquisitions involving financial and strategic industry insiders looking to grow through acquisition.