Mars Petcare acquires AniCura
Vinge advises Fidelio Capital in connection with entering into an agreement with Mars Petcare regarding Mars Petcare's acquisition of AniCura.
AniCura was founded in 2011 by Fidelio Capital and The Animal Hospital Foundation in Greater Stockholm through the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Since then the company grown to become one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality veterinary care for companion animals and today AniCura has more than 4,000 veterinary professionals who provides modern, high-quality veterinary care for pets at 200 European locations across seven European countries. In 2014, Nordic Capital joined the company as a majority owner, with Fidelio Capital remaining as a significant shareholder. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström and Joacim Rydergård.