Goodman Derrick's corporate team advise Pooch & Mutt on the sale of a minority stake to Czech pet food producer VAFO

Goodman Derrick’s corporate team have advised London-based Pooch & Mutt on the sale of a minority stake to Czech pet food producer VAFO.

The multi-million pound deal, which sees Petr Kříž of VAFO Group join the board, provides Pooch & Mutt with the capability to implement their European growth plans.

Commenting on the investment, Pooch & Mutt founder Guy Blaskey said:

“It has taken a long time to find the right deal and the right partner. With VAFO we now have access to the best manufacturing in Europe with the widest range of products produced by any pet food manufacturer. We are now part of a network of ambitious companies who share our values and make great products.”

Dominic Prentis, partner in the Goodman Derrick M&A team, commented;

“This is an excellent deal for Pooch & Mutt and for their key supplier, Vafo. Pooch & Mutt now has the ideal platform to expand further into the UK and Europe and to deliver more top quality food to more pets.”

The Goodman Derrick was led by corporate partner Dominic Prentis and included:

Catherine Hayes, Senior Associate, Corporate

Alexandra Bonner, Partner, Employment

Julia Weeks, Associate, Corporate

Stephanie Brobbey, Senior Associate, Personal Tax and Trusts

Remy Ormesher, Associate, Employment

For further information

Dominic Prentis, Partner, Corporate, +44 (0)20 7092 8526,

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, +44 (0)20 7421 7968,

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