Merrick Pet Care

Merrick Pet Care is a vertically-integrated manufacturer and marketer of super premium pet food and treats under both the Merrick and Castor & Pollux brands. Merrick, which acquired MCP portfolio company Castor & Pollux in 2012, offers a variety of branded product lines, including the flagship Merrick brand, Organix, Natural Ultramix, Whole Earth Farms, and Good Buddy dog treats.  Merrick products are available nationally at independent pet specialty stores, Petco, Petsmart, natural grocery stores (including Whole Foods), and online.

In September, 2015, Merrick was sold to Nestlé Purina.

Date of Investment: May 2008
 Date of Sale: September 2015 
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MCP Contact: Charles Yoon