Pet Industry Deal Activity – Q3 2011

The pet industry showed its resilience in spite of market conditions again this quarter as mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) in the pet industry outpaced M&A in most other sectors.  In a quarter where theSaf U.S. macro economy threatened another downturn and high growth companies reevaluated their IPOs, private equity investors put their capital to work in the pet industry as a safe haven for positive returns. With over $400 billion in private equity money on the sidelines and nearly $1 trillion of corporate cash on corporate balance sheets, more and more investors will look at pet companies as strong acquisition candidates.

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