Partner in Pet Food (‘PPF’), a leading European pet food manufacturer, announces that it has reached an agreement with Mr. Grzegorz Werbliński, the successful Polish entrepreneur, to acquire his businesses G-Mart and Zakład Przetwórstwa Rolniczego in Poland (‘Werbliński’).
The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months, subject to customary regulatory approvals and contractual closing conditions.
The Werbliński pet food business, established in 2004, near Kalisz, Poland, has a long history of producing high quality dog and cat food for Polish and international customers, including supermarkets and specialty pet food retailers.
Werblinski is highly complementary to PPF, given its geographical presence. It has strong growth prospects, and fully reflects PPF’s strategy to further expand its business in the fast-growing Polish and CEE markets and develop product offering in all categories.
This transaction follows PPF’s recent acquisition of Mispol, another leading Polish pet food manufacturer, and the acquisition of Landini Giuntini in Italy in January 2021.
Commenting on the acquisition, Gerald Kuehr, CEO of PPF, said:
“With its strong footprint in Poland and successful growth strategy, Werbliński represents a significant opportunity for us to further expand our local presence in Poland and CEE. We look forward to welcoming the Werbliński Team and Grzegorz himself into the PPF family and to recognising this acquisition as another major step in the future growth and development plans of our business.”
Grzegorz Werbliński commented:
“I’m excited to join Partner in Pet Food together with my experienced and dedicated team and be part of the pan European PPF Group and the success of our companies together.”