Swedish-based natural pet food supplier Voff Premium Pet Food has acquired Energique, a leading Dutch manufacturer of natural raw dog and cat food.
Through the acquisition, Voff broadens its portfolio of natural premium pet food brands and enters the Dutch market for the first time, while further strengthening its position in the central European market.
Energique was founded in 1988 and manufactures natural raw pet food at its own production facilities in the Netherlands. The company’s products complements Voff’s existing portfolio of brands with its veterinary-approved raw pet food currently offered across hundreds of veterinary clinics in the Netherlands and Belgium. Following the acquisition, previous co-owners Esmae Minne and Karel Nijholt will hand over operational management of Energique to incoming Managing Director Jan Fokko Nijdam during the year.
They said: “We are very proud of the great journey we have had building Energique since 2015 and see many opportunities that this next step can bring for the company. We trust that Voff is the right new owner to further develop Energique into the future.”
Mårten Bernow, chief executive of Voff Premium Pet Food, added: “We are excited about Energique joining Voff; this is a business we have had on our radar for a long time, and we are delighted to now join forces.
“Energique has a strong brand known for its exceptional quality, an outstanding production facility and the company shares our passion for enabling healthier and happier pets. This acquisition broadens Voff’s geographical footprint and strengthens our position in central Europe. We are excited to welcome the Energique team to Voff and look forward to growing together.”
Voff, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, was founded in 2014 and is owned by the private equity firm Axcel. The group, which recently acquired UK raw food brand Nutriment, markets 10 brands across Europe including raw food, air-dried treats, supplements, chews and bird food.