Whitebridge Pet Brands’ Acquisition of Cardinal Laboratories


Winston & Strawn LLP represented Whitebridge Pet Brands in the transaction.

Whitebridge Pet Brands, a portfolio company of Frontenac, executed the acquisition of Cardinal Laboratories (Cardinal Pet Care), bringing the following brands to its portfolio: Pet Botanics, Crazy Dog, Full Life for Pets, Remedy+Recovery, Gold Medal Pets, and Only Healthy Source, which offer a range of pet treats, grooming products and health aids.

Whitebridge Pet Brands is a leading provider of natural, wholesome and minimally processed food and treats for dogs and cats. Whitebridge Pet Brands was founded in 2015 with the merger of Cloud Star, a pet treat manufacturer, and Petropics, maker of Tiki Cat and Tiki Dog.

Established in 1948, Cardinal Laboratories Inc. aka Cardinal Pet Care is a pet product manufacturer and marketing company that takes great pride in being “Devoted to Pets, People & Planet.” Cardinal Pet Care, which has an office in Azusa, Calif.

Winston deal team was led by Chicago Partners Brian Kozlowski (Picture), and Jeffrey Dobosh, and included Charles Vargo, Associate, Chicago, Andrew Betaque, Partner, Dallas, Becky Troutman, San Francisco, Partner, Jennifer Stadler, Partner, New York, Alessandra Swanson, Partner, Chicago, August Huelle, Associate, New York, Maria DeGiovanni, Associate, Chicago, Danielle Olson Marr, Associate, Dallas.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Betaque – Winston & Strawn; Maria DeGiovanni – Winston & Strawn; Jeffrey Dobosh – Winston & Strawn; August Huelle – Winston & Strawn; Brian Kozlowski – Winston & Strawn; Danielle Olson Marr – Winston & Strawn; Jennifer Stadler – Winston & Strawn; Alessandra Swanson – Winston & Strawn; Becky Troutman – Winston & Strawn; Charles Vargo – Winston & Strawn;

Law Firms: Winston & Strawn;

Clients: Whitebridge Pet Brands;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti