Mars Petcare to acquire Champion Petfoods

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Mars Petcare, part of Mars, Incorporated, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Champion Petfoods, a leading global pet food maker, from an investor group led by Bedford Capital and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. For more than 35 years, Champion Petfoods has been a pioneer in biologically appropriate pet foods, to nourish dogs and cats the way nature intended them to eat naturally in the wild. Champion Petfoods’ two premier brands, ORIJEN and ACANA, have built a strong and trusted reputation in more than 90 countries, growing rapidly as pet parent increasingly seek out nutrient-rich pet food.

Ikdeep Singh, Global President, Mars Pet Nutrition, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Champion Petfoods and its more than 800 talented people to the Mars Petcare family. Together, we will be even better positioned to support pet lovers and fulfill our Purpose to create A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.” Blaine McPeak, Chief Executive Officer, Champion Petfoods, stated that they are excited to join Mars Petcare and become part of a world leader in pet nutrition and services and they look forward to working with Mars Petcare on taking Champion to an entirely new level.

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