Linnaeus will turn out to be a unit inside Mars Petcare’s in depth Veterinary Well being Group. Linnaeus’ current administration will proceed to steer the enterprise.
Mars Petcare in the present day (7 June) introduced it has signed a definitive settlement to amass main UK veterinary specialists Linnaeus Group Restricted from non-public fairness agency Sovereign Capital Companions.
On completion of the transaction, Linnaeus will turn out to be a unit inside Mars Petcare’s in depth Veterinary Well being Group. Linnaeus’ current administration will proceed to steer the enterprise.
Monetary phrases of the transaction weren’t disclosed.
Linnaeus was based in 2014 on the extremely regarded Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service following its acquisition by Sovereign Capital Companions.
Linnaeus operates by means of a novel “hub and spoke” community of small animal specialist referral “hub” hospitals and first opinion “spoke” practices.
It has 5 extremely revered, multidisciplinary referral centres, complemented by a thriving first opinion apply portfolio of 82 websites, that are strategically situated in key city areas throughout the UK.
The enterprise mentioned it employs extra Diplomates from the European School of Veterinary Surgeons than every other veterinary group within the UK, which, it mentioned, “…has enabled Linnaeus to keep up its place on the forefront of specialist and first opinion veterinary companies and excellence.”
Linnaeus employs roughly 1,400 workers, together with 370 clinicians and “77 of the main specialist veterinary surgeons on the earth”.