Midlands-based retailer Astrapet has been acquired by Pet Family, parent company of the Pets Corner store chain.
Founded 31 years ago as a single shop, Astrapet Ltd has since evolved into a small chain operating Natural World Pets stores in Leicester and Northampton, and K9 by Natural World stores in Newark and Northamptonshire.
Following the acquisition, Astrapet stores will continue to operate under their current brands, adding to Pet Family Group’s current portfolio of 151 retail stores, 40 dog grooming spas, and the PetPractice veterinary business.
Pets Corner ceo Dean Richmond said: “Like Pets Corner, Scott Hendry’s business Natural World and K9 has been built on a culture of caring and knowledgeable staff selling the best products. I’m truly excited to share our products with them and learn from those they work with to continue their successful trading.”
Lead corporate finance advisory services to Astrapet Ltd were provided by Integrity Corporate Finance and the legal services were provided by DFA Law.