PE Profit Ladder Market Watch Newsletter: Camp Bow Wow Acquired by PE-Backed Propelled Brands

When franchise brands sell to non-franchise strategics they often tumble back out (in a fairly predictable way) if/when the strategic's priorities change, especially if franchising is outside their core business model.


Camp Bow Wow was acquired by pet hospital chain VCA back July 2014 when CBW had 152 CBW has around 230. Coming back into the franchise family and especially into a multi-brand platform will likely be very positive for this great brand! 


Dogtopia in particular likely benefitted from a 10 year run where CBW had 52% unit expansion under VCA while Dogtopia enjoyed 800% unit expansion during the same period. Does Dogtopia have a history of private equity support? You bet. At both the brand and multi-unit owner level.

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