Successful Sale – Wilson Pet Supply

Altura Helps Client Complete Successful Sale – Wilson Pet Supply

CHICAGO, IL, March 31, 2015 – Altura, a boutique consulting firm that helps companies implement improvements in top and bottom line results, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Wilson Pet Supply, by Animal Supply Company.

The Altura team worked alongside the management team at Wilson Pet Supply to maximize the value of the company leading up to the sale, and then facilitated the sale process.

Led by Jim Wilson since 1980, Wilson Pet Supply grew from a small company – acquired in 1974 by Jim’s father – into one of the leading pet supply distributors in the country. With his retirement on the horizon, Jim engaged in conversations with Animal Supply Company regarding their desire to purchase his business.

“Altura quickly understood all the financial and non-financial goals I wanted to accomplish with the sale of our business. They gave us the confidence to move forward knowing we would be treated fairly and the end result would be positive for my family and employees. The process was managed without a hitch,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Wilson Pet Supply.

According to George Ristevski, CEO of Animal Supply, “Altura has a strong process that worked well with the professional team at Animal Supply to ensure a smooth acquisition. We enjoyed working with both the Altura and Wilson teams.”

Altura’s Preparation for Sale Services:

For a business owner, selling the business is a significant event. And, for most, it’s likely to happen only once. Altura works to ensure the value of your largest asset is maximized and the process is successful. Customized to the needs of each business, Altura’s Preparation for Sale process typically includes three phases:

  • Phase 1: Diagnostic – We quickly identify opportunities for material enterprise value improvement and create a 90-Day Action Plan to achieve them.
  • Phase 2: Implementation – Working side-by-side with management, we implement the changes identified without interfering with the day-to-day operation of the business.
  • Phase 3: Facilitate the Sale Process – We often help select the investment banker and work with the banking team to ensure the process is smooth and successful.

Our process has added millions of dollars in value to every client with which we have worked.

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