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JW Childs Acquires Pet Product Manufacturer Outward Hound.

M2 EQUITYBITES-December 13, 2017-JW Childs Acquires Pet Product Manufacturer Outward Hound


13 December 2017 - Boston, US-based private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. has acquired Colorado, US-based pet product manufacturer Outward Hound, the company said.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Outward Hound said it plans to continue creating products in the pet space with the new partnership with J.W. Childs that will benefit both our retail partners and consumers.

The company completed four acquisitions over the last three years including Petstages, Dublin Dog, Nina Ottosson and Bionic with the goal now of further expanding its portfolio in current and new categories.

Outward Hound is an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of dog and cat toys, games, gear, collars and feeders.

JW Childs Associates, LP is focussed on investing in middle-market growth companies. Since inception in 1995, the company has invested in excess of USD 3.5bn of equity capital in 48 companies across the consumer, specialty retail and healthcare industries.

McDermott Will and Emery served as legal counsel to J.W. Childs. Jones Day served as legal counsel and CapitalValue Advisors, of Denver, as financial advisor to Outward Hound.

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