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Worldwise continues expansion with Pet Factory acquisition

It has now completed three successful transactions in the last four months, expanding its portfolio to include six complementary brands across several product categories

Worldwise, a pet supplies platform and a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment fund, has acquired Pet Factory, the pet chews, treats, toys, and accessory provider.

Worldwise has now completed three successful transactions in the last four months, expanding its portfolio to include six complementary brands across several product categories, including pet chews and treats, toys, litter accessories, pet bedding and more.

Following the transaction, Greg Hill will continue to serve as president of Pet Factory while also becoming a senior member of Worldwise’s management team.

Kevin Fick, CEO of Worldwise, said: “We are a different business today than we were six months ago, thanks to the continued success of our mergers and acquisitions strategy in bolstering the Worldwise platform with innovative brands, products and production capabilities that meet the highest standards of both quality and safety.

“With this acquisition, Worldwise gains a leader in the chew and treat space with strategic domestic manufacturing capabilities and strong customer relationships. The entire Worldwise team is thrilled to welcome Pet Factory to the family and to add their exceptional team to our platform.”

Hill added: “For us, this deal was all about partnership. After building Pet Factory into the household name and category leader it is today, our vision for the future centred around identifying the right partners that could take our brands and business to the next level.

“We believe Worldwise and A&M Capital offer enhanced resources and meaningful opportunities to leverage our multifaceted manufacturing capabilities, enabling us to fuel our future growth and better-serve our customers. We are excited to join the Worldwise team, to be integrated into a world-class platform, and to start the new chapter of Pet Factory.”

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