Case Study: Phillips Feed & Pet Supply

See how M&T Bank helped the largest distributor of pet foods and supplies in the East Coast through a complex recapitalization.

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Seller’s Company Description

Largest distributor of pet foods and supplies on the East Coast


AEA and Supply Chain Equity Partners

M&T’s Role

Sell-side advisor

Deal Highlights

  • ​Stepped into a situation with a private equity sponsor bid on the table
  • ​Ultimately increased valuation substantially over the initial bid
  • ​Wrote marketing materials that positioned the company’s history, strategy and financial performance as the premier platform in the space
  • Led a marketing process that received intense interest from private equity funds and resulted in a significant number of attractive options
  • ​Orchestrated comprehensive responses to due diligence requests to preserve significant shareholder value​
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