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Pet food supplier, Kennelpak, is acquired by Enact

Kennelpak, a leading supplier of pet food and products with its own retail chain under the Kennelgate brand, has been sold to SME investor Enact, managed by private equity firm Endless LLP. Clearwater International advised the shareholders of Kennelpak on the sale.

Established in 1974, Kennelpak retails a selection of pet food, pet accessories and toys amongst other products for dogs, cats, birds, aquatics, reptiles, horses and home farming. Additional services also include: grooming, local training, nutritional advice and licensed medication.

Initially a wholesaler of its own brand and third party pet food brands, Kennelpak identified a niche for specialised pet food outlets to supply the public with bulk pet food and pet related items.

The company now has 21 retail stores throughout the UK and a retail website providing a click and collect service.

Following investment from Enact the business plans to accelerate product and service innovation.

The Clearwater International team was led by Managing Partner Phil Burns, supported by Director Karen Edwards and Associate Steve McQuillan.

Phil Burns, Partner, Clearwater International said: “Kennelpak is a strong business, with a great heritage and is perfectly positioned for growth under new ownership. This is an excellent opportunity for Enact and I am confident the business will go from strength to strength.”

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