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Duff & Phelps Advised Hampshire Pet Products, LLC on Its Acquisition By Red Collar Pet Foods

On February 21, 2019, Hampshire Pet Products, LLC ("Hampshire Pet" or the "Company"), a portfolio company of L Catterton, was acquired by Red Collar Pet Foods ("Red Collar"), a portfolio company of Arbor Investments (“Arbor”). Based in Joplin, Missouri, Hampshire Pet is a leading provider of baked and cold formed pet products and co-manufacturer of several of the nation’s leading branded pet treats.

Duff & Phelps served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hampshire Pet Products in connection with the transaction.

About Hampshire Pet Products
For over 18 years, Hampshire Pet Products have been providing the best baked products to the pet food industry along with cutting-edge and innovative ideas. The Company produces baked and cold formed treats which meet the highest industry quality standards including SQF Certified Level II food safety standards. The commitment to innovation has allowed Hampshire Pet Products to lead the industry in new product introductions. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP served as legal counsel to Hampshire Pet Products.

About L Catterton
Founded in 1989, L Catterton’s has made more than 200 investments in leading brands across all segments of the consumer industry. With over $15 billion dedicated to growing middle market companies and emerging high-growth enterprises, L Catterton is the largest and most experienced consumer-focused private equity group in the world.

About Red Collar
Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Red Collar is a leading manufacturer of mainstream and premium private-label dog food, dog treats, cat food and cat treats for national retail customers. Red Collar was re-branded in December 2018, when Arbor acquired the private-label business from Mars Petcare. Red Collar now operates six manufacturing facilities across the U.S. in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Washington Court House, Ohio, Miami, Oklahoma, Clinton, Oklahoma, San Bernardino, California and Joplin, Missouri.
About Arbor
Founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and New York, Arbor Investments is a specialized private equity firm that focuses exclusively on acquiring premier companies in the food, beverage and related industries. To date, the firm has acquired or invested in over 60 food and beverage companies in North America. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to Arbor.

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