Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Pet Supplies Plus
Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Pet Supplies Plus

The New York-based private equity firm has a history of purchasing franchise brands.

New York-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired 448-unit pet retail franchise Pet Supplies Plus, according to a recent news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Pet Supplies Plus is a retail franchise that sells pet products and has been in business for over 25 years. The brand’s stores offer food, toys and grooming products for household animals of all kinds.

A Crain’s Detroit Business article about the acquisition notes that while most brick-and-mortar stores have experienced a decline nationwide, spending in the pet products and services industry has not, citing the American Pet Products Association statistic that overall revenue in the pet industry grew by $3 billion from last year to $69.5 billion.

"Pet Supplies Plus is the number one pet franchise system in the U.S. with an expanding footprint and a large white-space opportunity," said Marc Buan, a principal at Sentinel Capital Partners. "The pet industry is very attractive due to its stability, growth, and passionate consumer base. ... We are excited to partner with PSP during the next phase of its growth."

Read the full release here.