Portfolio

Below, you can see our targeted industries and the
businesses we’ve acquired or invested in to date.

DCCC Business Structure

DCCC business interests are organized into “verticals” for ease of communication, because it is consistent with a merchant banking approach, and to facilitate ease of exit creating more certainty of liquidity for shareholders. Further, the structure allows for third party investors to participate at the DCCC and/or platform company level. Verticals are divided between those businesses DCCC considers to be traditional and those it considers to be disruptors, changing the way pet owners think about feeding and caring for their pets.

DCCC Portfolio Companies

Naturawls Pet Products

UNITED RAW PET FOODS INC.

Naturawls Pet Products is the manufacturer of NatuRAWls premium single protein frozen raw pet food and all-natural dehydrated treats and the manufacturer of N/A Nothing Added dehydrated pet treats. Its products are manufactured out of a single facility in St. Thomas, Ontario and sold mainly through pet specialty retailers including PetSmart, Pet Valu, and Global Pet Foods locations in Ontario. For more information visit  www.naturawls.ca  and  www.nothingadded.ca. 

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Tollden Farms

UNITED RAW PET FOODS INC.

Tollden Farms was founded in 2002 by Annette and Kevin McAleer. Tollden Farms’ frozen raw pet food recipes use only human-grade meat and vegetables, and are available in three formats: meat and vegetable blends; meat and botanical blends; and a selection of ‘DIY’ meat and vegetable components for the growing number of pet owners looking to customize their pets’ diets.

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Mountain Dog Food

UNITED RAW PET FOODS INC.

Mountain Dog Food Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of frozen raw pet food in Canada and the only manufacturer in the country with HACCP Canada certification. Founded in 2000 by Dean Ricard, its products are manufactured out of a single facility in Edmonton, Alberta and sold mainly through pet specialty retailers throughout Canada. For more information visit  www.mountaindogfood.com. 

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Pets4Life

UNITED RAW PET FOODS INC.

Based in St. Thomas, Ontario, Pets4Life is a manufacturer of premiere holistic gourmet raw pet food, treats and supplements using only the highest quality locally sourced ingredients. Pets4Life has been fully owned and operated by Sherry and Glenn Forrester since August 2010. Pets4Life products are manufactured out of a single facility in St Thomas, Ontario, and all formulas are certified to meet the Association of American Feed Control Official’s (‘AAFCO’) standards, and are sold mainly through pet specialty retailers throughout Canada. For more information visit  www.pets4life.net 

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Spring Meadows

UNITED RAW PET FOODS INC.

Spring Meadows is the Saskatoon-based manufacturer of premium frozen raw pet foods featuring locally sourced whole ground proteins including turkey, chicken, beef and lamb in conveniently portioned patties. Founded in 2004, the company prides itself on delivering balanced and complete meals for dogs and cats following strict food safety standards and is CARPFM certified. Visit  www.springmeadows.com  for more information.

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PetPlate

UNITED RAW PET FOODS INC.

PetPlate is a direct-to-consumer subscription service that delivers freshly-cooked pet meals made from real food and balanced for a dog’s diet by a veterinary nutritionist. The meals are gently-cooked, custom-portioned, and flash-frozen to lock in freshness. In third-party blind taste tests, dogs chose PetPlate meals 11-to-1 over the leading kibble, and they chose PetPlate over the leading fresh-cooked and raw diets by as much as 4-to-1. Visit  www.petplate.com  or @PetPlate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Baie Run Pet
Products Inc.

PET SUPPLEMENTS & NUTRACEUTICALS.

Baie Run Pet Products Inc. provides devoted dog and cat owners with effective supplements and natural health products that support inner balance and healing to improve their pet’s quality of life. We invest in purity, innovation, education, and listening to our valued clients to deliver authentic natural health solutions that promote strength and vitality so our pets can lead longer, healthier, happier lives. Visit  www.baierun.com  for more information.  

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Bonnie & Clyde

UNITED PET SUPPLEMENTS
& NUTRACEUTICALS.

Bonnie & Clyde manufactures high-quality pet supplements designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of dogs and cats. The business is based in Quebec City and was founded by Jon Caldwell, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. Bonnie & Clyde supplements are sold in pet specialty retail stores in Canada and via online channels in the United States.

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RawPaw Natural Foods

PET SUPPLEMENTS & NUTRACEUTICALS.

RawPaw Natural Foods (‘RawPaw’) is a distributor and marketer of pet supplements designed to complement a raw pet food diet. Based in Dorval, Quebec, RawPaw was founded in 2012 by Farah Socran. The business’s natural pet health supplements can be found in pet specialty retailers across Canada.

Midgard Farms

SUSTAINABLE FEED & NUTRACEUTICALS

Midgard Insect Farm Inc. (‘Midgard Farms’) is a Nova Scotia-based entity focusing on research and production of insect-based proteins. Initial focus has been on cricket production with a view to three applications: the pet food industry and specifically for use in pet food, pet treats and pet supplements; production animal feed with specific focus on use in chicken/broiler hen feed; and in agricultural with a focus on developing uses for ‘frass’ an all-natural plant food made from cricket waste and shell. Midgard is considered a leader in all three categories. The Midgard team works closely with the Nova Scotia government, and leaders in agriculture research from Dalhousie University. Midgard was founded in 2016 and is based in Windsor, Nova Scotia. 

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Henry & Harvey
Sales & Marketing Inc.

PET MEDIA AND SALES

Henry & Harvey Sales & Marketing Inc. (“H&H”) is a relationship-based sales and marketing agency with a focus on pet specialty retail in Canada and the United States. H&H provides a variety of services starting with its team of expert sales representatives as well as detailed reporting, strategic guidance, industry insights, and event management. For more information visit  www.henryandharvey.com. 

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Dockside Pet Products
& Services Inc.

UNITED PET TREATS, MEAL
MIXERS & TOPPERS INC.

Based in Nova Scotia, Dockside Pet Products & Services Inc. (“Dockside”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dane Creek Capital Corp. The Dockside brand of pet treats, meal mixers, and meal toppers for dogs and cats are created using limited, non-traditional ingredients selected for their nutritional quality and sustainability. For more information visit  www.DocksidePets.com  – Where Quality Pet Nutrition Meets Environmental Sustainability.

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Your True Companion
Pet Products Inc.

UNITED PET TREATS, MEAL
MIXERS & TOPPERS INC.

Your True Companion Pet Products Inc. (‘YTCPP’) is a Guelph-based manufacturer of pet treats and supplements including the True Raw Choice line of dehydrated raw treats and chews, Pawzzie wild kangaroo treats, and True Pure Choice pet food for dogs and cats. YTCPP food and treats are crafted in a HACCP certified facility using all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free human-grade ingredients from CFIA and FDA approved facilities. For more information visit  www.truerawchoice.com 

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The Pethealth Story

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.

We know the pet industry and we’ll lend our strategic insights to the advancement of your business, whether you’re looking to sell or seeking investment.
Our review process is fast. We personally select each investment and work with our small board of directors and investment committee groups to make quick decisions.
Once approved, you’ll have sale proceeds or investment funds in hand in 60-90 days. 
We provide back office management support so you can focus on what matters most, whether that’s moving onto your next venture or growing your business in partnership with us.

Get in Touch

Phone: +1 (905) 291-0103
Fax: +1 (905) 296-1165

Mark Warren

COFOUNDER,
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Glen Tennison

COFOUNDER,
PRESIDENT & CFO