Clearwater International advises Kennelpak on its sale to Enact

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Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Kennelpak on the sale to SME investor Enact, managed by private equity firm Endless LLP. Kennelpak is a leading supplier of pet food and products with its own retail chain under the Kennelgate brand.

Established in 1974, Kennelpak retails a selection of pet food, pet accessories and toys amongst other products for dogs, cats, birds, aquatics, reptiles, horses and home farming. Additional services also include: grooming, local training, nutritional advice and licensed medication. Having initially started out as a wholesaler of its own brand and third party pet food brands, Kennelpak soon identified a niche for specialised pet food outlets to supply the public with bulk pet food and pet related items. The company now has 21 retail stores throughout the UK and a retail website providing a click and collect service.

With the investment from Enact the business can accelerate product and service innovation. The UK pet market is strong, providing numerous opportunities for Kennelpak.

The Clearwater International team was led by Managing Partner Phil Burns, supported by Director Karen Edwards and Associate Steve McQuillan.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Clearwater team during what has been a very demanding and stressful time. They have been patient and understanding to our needs whilst efficiently getting the deal done.”

Simon Constance, Managing Director, Kennelpak

“Kennelpak is a strong business, with a great heritage and is perfectly positioned for growth under new ownership. This is an excellent opportunity for Enact and I am confident the business will go from strength to strength.”

Phil Burns, Partner, Clearwater International