The BGL Consumer Products & Retail Services Insider addresses capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends and issues affecting the industry.

In this edition, we feature a spotlight on the pet sector. Pets continue to win the hearts and wallets of a growing number of consumers. Humanization is gaining popularity on a global scale, underscored by increasing demand for premium products and services that cater to pet health and well-being, with rising pet ownership and favorable demographic changes underpinning sustainable growth. Investment activity is high, reflective of broad interest across the value chain. Innovative brands and business models are highly sought after targets.

Also inside, we feature an interview with Corby Reese, a Managing Director at Swander Pace Capital, who shares his thoughts on portfolio companies Merrick Pet Care and Wholesome Pet Care and changing dynamics in the pet food industry.