June 5, 2024

PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory Emerges as Premier Brokerage and Advisory Firm for Pet Care Industry under Leadership of CEO Teija Heikkilä

Teija Heikkilä knows all too well the challenges and rewards of being a pet care business owner.

Long before she founded PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory, here, a premier brokerage and advisory firm for the pet care industry, in 2007, Heikkilä was a former owner and operator of full-service pet care facilities for 18 years.

“Unlike the veterinary space, the pet care industry lacked specialty brokers, leaving sellers to rely on ‘generic’ brokers or even worse, residential real estate agents. This realization motivated me to obtain the proper licensing and education to continue serving the industry I was so passionate about,” said Heikkilä, the founder, CEO and principal broker of PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory.

Her vision was clear: to provide pet care business owners with the expertise and personalized service they deserve when structuring a confidential sale. Through the years, PET|VET M&A has adapted to market conditions and now facilitates transactions primarily with private equity firms active in the pet care space.

She is a highly accredited professional having been awarded Certified M&A Professional (CM&AP) and Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designations along with being a Licensed Real Estate Broker in more than twenty states.

Based in Grand Junction, CO, PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory is unique in its industry as it is exclusively focused on the selling and advising of pet resorts and veterinary practices.

Following its unprecedented year with more than $70 million in client business sales, PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory has maintained its impressive momentum this year increasing its total transactions to more than 200 and sales volume exceeding $466 million.

This specialization and industry expertise have enabled PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory to deliver an impressive 96 percent closing rate on its deals, securing a 20 percent higher transaction value than those managed by FSBO and generic brokers.

PET|VET M&A, Sales & Advisory also recently completed a three-asset sale in Savannah, GA with buyer group Best Friends Pet Care (Mosaic Capital Partners). The assets include Hipster Hound (2 locations) and BARKS Dog Daycare.

“Building upon the momentum of an exceptional year in 2023, where PET|VET shattered records and surpassed existing multipliers, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our clients for their continued trust in us with the most important financial decision of their lives,” Heikkilä added.

Looking ahead, the company plans to appear at the Superzoo trade show in Las Vegas, NV, on August 14-16, 2024, further solidifying its presence in the industry.

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