New York – April 17th, 2019 – BRS & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced that it has invested in Canada Pooch Ltd. (“Canada Pooch” or the “Company”), a leader in premium branded, private label and licensed pet apparel and accessories. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, the Company designs, manufactures and sells high-quality, fashionable and functional pet apparel and accessories under the brand Canada Pooch. Products include dog parkas, rainwear, knits, boots, harnesses, bedding and accessories. From design to fabric selection and achieving the perfect fit, the Toronto-based company takes care in every step of the process to ensure the best for every pet. Canada Pooch sells through pet specialty retailers as well as online through its own website.
Jacqueline Prehogan, Canada Pooch’s Founder and CEO, said, “BRS’s partnership, knowledge of the consumer and retail industries, and capital support will be invaluable in helping Canada Pooch realize its vision of building a leading global pet lifestyle brand.”
Rashad Rahman, Managing Director, said, “We are excited to partner with management as they drive penetration of the Canada Pooch brand. We believe Jacqueline, Domenic Finelli and team have positioned the Company at the leading edge of the growing pet apparel market.”
About BRS & Co.
BRS is a New York based private equity investment firm with combined capital invested of $1.2 billion, focused on investing in lower middle market consumer goods and services businesses. Since 1996, BRS has purchased over 50 portfolio companies for aggregate consideration of over $6.9 billion. In addition, BRS portfolio companies have completed over 40 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.brs.com.