We’re looking for sound business models and new ideas that meet the changing needs of the modern pet owner. Our current investment focus includes:
Manufacturers of frozen raw pet food; pet treats, meal mixers, and meal toppers, especially those using novel proteins and sustainable ingredients;
Pet hotel and daycare services; Innovative service delivery models for veterinary care; and, Early-stage veterinary clinic consolidators.
Pet insurance, bio- technology, pet cremation, and funeral services. We may also make investments outside the pet industry where high returns are anticipated.
Dane Creek Capital Corp. is a merchant banking venture with a focus on the pet industry. It acquires, invests in, and provides management support to small to mid-size businesses and entrepreneurs serving the companion animal markets in Canada and the United States.
With over 30 years of business experience in the pet industry and a vast network of industry contacts, we bring
much more than money to the table.
DCCC Chairman & CEO Mark Warren is the founder and former President & CEO of Pethealth Inc. which he formed in 1998. Under his leadership, Pethealth became the leading aggregator of new pet and pet owner data, the largest provider of cloud-based software to the companion animal industry, one of the largest providers of pet insurance in the US, UK & Canada and the world’s largest provider of companion animal microchip technology.
Pethealth was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (‘Fairfax’) in November, 2014 for all cash consideration of C$100M representing 2.1x twelve months trailing revenue, 19.6x twelve months trailing EBITDA and a 69% premium to the common share price.
So Why us?
We are entrepreneurs ourselves. We understand the challenges you face and have hands on experience turning good ideas into profitable ventures.