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Natures Menu supports nationwide event
New dog grooming school in Royal Borough of Greenwich
Bestpets announces return of a Well-Loved favourite
Lily’s Kitchen launches new Suppurrs Stew range
PetQuip announces Government grant level for eligible British exhibitors at Global Pet Expo 2019
Naturediet unveils move to new eco-friendly packaging
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Mars Petcare expands vet side of its business
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Mars Petcare expands vet side of its business


Mars Petcare is to buy European animal hospital operator AniCura, as it expands its veterinary business amid a boom in pet-related spending.


Mars said on Monday it was buying the Swedish company from private investment firms Nordic Capital, Fidelio and other minority shareholders.


The deal is worth 1 billion to 2 billion euros (0.74 billion to 1.49 billion pounds), according to a source familiar with the matter.


The acquisition comes the week after Mars agreed to buy British veterinary services provider Linnaeus Group.


It is the latest in a string of petcare deals by Mars and others looking to capitalise on consumers’ increased spending on pets.

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