M&A Deal Summary

Mars Acquires VCA

On January 9, 2017, Mars, Inc. acquired consumer services company VCA, Inc. for 9.1B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Mars’ 2nd transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is Mars’ 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Mars’ 9th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Mars’ 2nd transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-01-09
Target VCA, Inc.
Sector Consumer Services
Buyer(s) Mars, Inc.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 9.1B USD
Advisor(s) Barclays Investment Bank (Financial)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP (Legal)

Target

VCA, Inc.

Los Angeles, California, United States
website
VCA's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
VCA's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
VCA, Inc. is an animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. VCA provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care, sells diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market and provide various communication, marketing solutions and other services to the veterinary community. VCA provides pharmaceutical products and performs a variety of pet wellness programs including health examinations, diagnostic testing, routine vaccinations, spaying, neutering and dental care. VCA, Inc. was formed in 1986 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Mars, Inc.

McLean, Virginia, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1911
SectorFood
Revenue 33.0B USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION

Mars is a global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. Mars was established in 1911 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 14
Sector (Consumer Services) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 9 of 13
State (California) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 9 of 11
Year (2017) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-04-03 Whistle Labs, Inc.

San Francisco, California, United States

Whistle Labs, Inc. is a manufacturer of GPS location monitor and fitness tracking device for dogs.

Buy $119M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-14 Preferred Brands International LLC (dba Tasty Bite)

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Preferred Brands International LLC (dba Tasty Bite) is a food company that manufacturers and markets Tasty Bite® and a range of natural, convenient, and specialty foods with more than 100 SKUs. Tasty Bite was established in 1994 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

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