Company’s Largest Acquisition Demonstrates Commitment to Building a Broad Portfolio of Trusted
Brands that Provide Care for Pets of All Sizes
ST. LOUIS (January 4, 2022) – Compana Pet Brands, Manna Pro® Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition products, has acquired Oxbow Animal Health, a 30-year-old small animal wellness brand that offers premium whole foods, supplements, treats
and supplies for rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas and more.
The companion pet category maintaining small animal, continues a path of strong growth as pet ownership and engagement maintains momentum after its acceleration during the pandemic. Compana has benefitted from this trend, growing its market share across several pet categories.
“Oxbow Animal Health started with one farmer’s passion and grew into a category-leading brand with a global commitment to small animal health,” said John Howe, CEO, Manna Pro. “It complements our diverse pet portfolio of wholesome products for animals small to large and
shares our commitment to quality, innovation, and overall advancement of pet health.”
This is Compana’s largest acquisition and continues the company’s commitment to increase its offering to meet the comprehensive needs of pet owners.
“Oxbow is proud to join Compana family of premium brands, and we’re confident in our combined ability to meet the needs of pets small and large,” said Deb Buhro, CEO, Oxbow Animal Health. “Compana shares Oxbow’s longstanding commitment to make a meaningful difference in the lives
of pets and the people who love them, and we’re delighted to merge our knowledge and passion with theirs in pursuit of this important mission.”
About Compana Pet Brands
Compana Pet Brands is a recognized leader in the care and nurturing of pets, with roots going back to 1842 and long-established brands in companion pet, backyard chicken, equine, and small animal categories. For more information visit https://companapetbrands.com/
Compana Pet Brands is owned by funds managed by global investment firm Carlyle.