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Automated Pet Care Products Acquired By Pondera Holdings

Automated Pet Care


Sep 2019



We are pleased to announce the recapitalization of our client, Automated Pet Care Products, Inc., by Pondera Holdings, LLC. The transaction closed September 30, 2019 and details were not disclosed.

Automated Pet Care Products, (dba AutoPets) is located in Auburn Hills, MI, and is a technology consumer products company dedicated to designing, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing highly functional and easy-to-use pet products through its direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform.

Its goal is to make the lives of pet parents easier and more informed, while at the same time improving the health and wellness of pets. Automated Pet Care Products aims to be the international leader in connected pet care, delivering meaningful insights to pet parents that lead to smarter decisions for pets and owners.

Located in Chicago, IL, Pondera Holdings LLC an operationally-focused holding company that provides capital to private, entrepreneurial businesses. Pondera’s principals serve as active board members of portfolio companies and, in certain situations, will play an active management role.

As a holding company with permanent capital, it is not constrained by the fixed time-horizon of a traditional private equity fund, and is therefore able to be more creative and flexible with deal structures.

Generational Capital Markets Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, Phil Pizzurro, with support from Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, Mark Galovic, successfully closed the deal. Senior Managing Director Roger Dean established the initial relationship with Automated Pet Care Products.

“AutoPets and Pondera both operate with the utmost integrity, which is evident in the loyalty of their employees and satisfaction of each of their customers. This resulted in the cultural alignment that was the critical factor in distinguishing Pondera as the strongest suitor to partner with AutoPets and to continue expanding this world-class business,” Phil Pizzurro said.

“We are all excited about the future acceleration of product development, R&D, and production that this partnership will make possible.”

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