Date closed: 9/12/2017

Value: US$9.1 billion

On September 12, 2017, Mars, Incorporated completed the acquisition of VCA, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF) for $93 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $9.1 billion.

VCA is one of the largest and most diverse pet healthcare companies, operating across four divisions including veterinary services, laboratory diagnostics, imaging equipment and medical technology, and pet care services.

Upon completion of the transaction, VCA will operate as a distinct and separate business unit within Mars Petcare, alongside its other Veterinary Services businesses.

BLG represented VCA on the Canadian aspects of the transaction with a team led by Douglas Jack that included Subrata Bhattacharjee (Competition), Maxime Lemoyne and Manon Gauthier (Québec Corporate Regulatory).