Mars Incorporated’s Acquisition of 50% Stake in PetCare SA


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Veirano and Felsberg advised on the deal

Mars Incorporated, Through VCA Inc., executed the acquisition of 50% interest in PetCare SA.

VCA Inc. operates as an animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Animal Hospital and Laboratory.

Pet Care CENTRO VETERINARIO SA operates as a veterinary center. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Pacaembu, Brazil.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld advised VCA, Inc. with C.N. Franklin Reddick III and Carlos M. Bermudez.

In Brazil, Veirano advised VCA, Inc. with Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza (Picture), Diego Yago Rodrigues Da Silva and Tiago Canto Porto.

Felsberg Advogados advised Pet Care S.A. with a team including Miriam Machado, Fernanda Amaral, Gustavo Navacchia and Tatiana Almerari.

Involved fees earner: Carlos Bermudez – Akin Gump; Franklin Reddick – Akin Gump; Gustavo Abud Navacchia – Felsberg Advogados; Fernanda Costa do Amaral – Felsberg Advogados; Miriam Machado – Felsberg Advogados; Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza – Veirano Advogados; Diego Yago Rodrigues da Silva – Veirano Advogados;

Law Firms: Akin Gump; Felsberg Advogados; Veirano Advogados;

Clients: Pet Care CENTRO VETERINARIO SA; VCA Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.