Petfood Industry

2022-08-27 00:26:40 By : Mr. Chris xu

1. ADM acquires Invivo Sanpo JANUARY 3, 2022 ADM announces it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 40% shareholding of Invivo Sanpo, giving ADM 100% ownership.

2. Manna Pro acquires Oxbow Animal Health small mammal food

Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition products, has acquired Oxbow Animal Health, a 30-year-old small animal pet brand that offers premium whole foods, supplements, treats and supplies for rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas and more.

3. Oterra acquires Food Ingredient Solutions JANUARY 5, 2022 Food Ingredient Solutions will mark its first US-based acquisition, strengthening its on-the-ground international presence and creating meaningful synergies with Oterra.

4. LINXIS Group acquires Shaffer JANUARY 10, 2022 Shaffer’s market leading horizontal mixer strengthens the Mixing Technologies division of LINXIS, which includes Diosna and VMI, two world leaders in vertical and continuous mixing technology.

5. Carnivore Meat Company acquires new building JANUARY 18, 2022 Carnivore Meat Company, leader in the frozen and freeze-dried raw pet food industry and award-winning manufacturer of popular raw pet food brands Vital Essentials, Vital Cat and Nature's Advantage, announces the acquisition of its fourth facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

6. Mars Petcare to acquire Nom Nom fresh, delivered pet food JANUARY 20, 2022 Nom Nom, a direct-to-consumer fresh pet food company, will become part of Mars PetCare. Nom Nom, formerly NomNomNow, sells refrigerated dog and cat foods made with minimally processed ingredients.

7. Ball Metalpack sold to Sonoco JANUARY 31, 2022 The sale is the culmination of a comprehensive three-year transformation program through which Platinum Equity and Ball established Ball Metalpack as a standalone enterprise, then drove a broad range of operational improvements throughout the business.

8. Dane Creek Capital acquires Wodema FEBRUARY 3, 2022 The transaction was completed via Dane Creek's majority-owned subsidiary, United Raw Pet Foods.

9. Cranswick acquires dry pet food producer in UK FEBRUARY 3, 2022 Cranswick plc, a leading UK food producer, announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Grove Pet Foods Limited.

10. Voff Premium Pet Food acquires Aristo Oy FEBRUARY 21, 2022 Through the acquisition, Voff further broadens its portfolio of natural premium pet food brands and strengthens its position in the Nordic market.

11. Market Maker Agriculture invests in Dehy FEBRUARY 24, 2022 Market Maker Agriculture, an investor in seasonal agribusinesses, announces it has made a majority investment in Dehy Alfalfa Mills, Arlington, Nebraska, a leading supplier of alfalfa and other forage ingredients to the pet and animal nutrition sectors.   12. L Catterton invests in Chinese premium pet food brand owner FEBRUARY 25, 2022 Partnership enables further sales growth and product suite expansion leverages L Catterton’s global experience in the pet food sector.   13. Diana Pet Food, ADF, IsoNova and Schaffelaarbos join forces to become Symrise Pet Food MARCH 17, 2022 The four companies join forces in a single division. The organizational unit will carry the name Symrise Pet Food, the division will address the pet food market, providing pet food manufacturers with high-value solutions to support their products.

14. United Petfood acquires Neodis kibble factory in France APRIL 1, 2022 The acquisition strengthens the position of United Petfood as full-service private label pet food producer and gives customers access to a complete range of inhouse made products, according to the company.

15. Whitebridge Pet Brands merges with Agras Pet Foods APRIL 13, 2022 Whitebridge Pet Brands will continue to operate from both offices, St. Louis, Missouri, USA and Genoa, Italy and expects no disruption to customers of either company during the integration.

16. TricorBraun acquires PBFY APRIL 15, 2022 The acquisition expands TricorBraun’s award-winning flexible packaging division, TricorBraun Flex.

17. Marel adds pet food processing by acquiring Wenger APRIL 27, 2022 The acquisition of Wenger is a platform investment into new, complementary and attractive growth markets for Marel.

18. Darling Ingredients acquires Valley Proteins MAY 4, 2022 As part of the transaction, Darling Ingredients has acquired 18 major rendering plants and used cooking oil facilities throughout the southern, southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.

19. Hill's Pet Nutrition acquires Nutriamo S.r.l.'s manufacturing facility MAY 4, 2022 The acquisition is part of Hill's growth plans and marks Hill's first canned plant facility in Europe.

20. Darling Ingredients acquires FASA MAY 10, 2022 FASA Group processes more than 1.3 million metric tons annually through 14 rendering plants with an additional two plants under construction and has approximately 2,400 employees.

21. Tuffy’s Treat Company acquires Finley’s Barkery dog food MAY 18, 2022 Finley’s and Tuffy’s Treat Company had a strong contract manufacturing partnership that will be further bolstered by this acquisition. Additionally, the Finley’s brand will benefit from Tuffy’s organizational infrastructure and channels of distribution.

22. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to acquire Covetrus MAY 28, 2022 The acquisition allows business and healthcare services to expand for veterinarians.

23. Montego acquires distribution facilities JUNE 2, 2022 Warehouses found in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha, East London, Bloemfontein, Barkley East, Naboomspruit and Ermelo will all be absorbed and fall under the ownership of Montego Pet Nutrition.

24. Universal Pure acquires Hydrofresh JUNE 9, 2022 The transaction expands Universal Pure’s geographic reach in the Midwest, facilitating the delivery of higher levels of service and quality to its growing base of over 150 food and beverage customers.

25. Balchem to acquire Kappa Bioscience JUNE 16, 2022 Balchem Corporation, a global specialty ingredients company focused on Nutrition and Health, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kappa Bioscience AS, a leading science-based manufacturer of specialty vitamin K2 for the human nutrition industry, headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

26. Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition acquires F.L. Emmert JULY 8, 2022 Emmert has a proven track record in animal nutrition, delivering the right balance of brewer's yeast, protein, vitamins and essential amino acids to support companion animal and livestock health.

27. FibreCycle buys Lovitts Australian pet food, products JULY 11, 2022 The Lovitts portfolio of products includes dog and small animal nutrition, cat litter, bird seed, as well as treats and supplements for a variety of other companion animals.

28. Nestle India buys Purina Petcare dog, cat food business

When Nestle launched the Indian arm of its dog and cat food business in late 2017, parent-company Nestle kept it separate from Nestle India. However, in October, Purina Petcare India will become part of Nestle India, reported the Business Standard.

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