Three Dog Bakery Acquired By Private Equity Firm
Three Dog Bakery, Inc., in its 25th year of business and a nationally recognized leader in the premium natural dog treat and food industry, has been acquired by a private equity group led by Aziz Giga, former vice president of strategic planning at PPG Industries.
The new company will be known as Three Dog Bakery, LLC.
“We are proud to own the Three Dog Bakery brand that pioneered bakeries for dogs,” Giga, the chairman of Three Dog Bakery, LLC, said. “The team has done a great job expanding the brand, products and distribution across North America. We look forward to helping move the company to the next level.”
The company was founded in 1989. From its beginning as a single bakery in Kansas City, the company has grown to 36 boutique bakeries for dogs, located within the United States, Canada and Hong Kong. Additionally, the company provides Three Dog Bakery brand and private label packaged products to national and independent pet retailers, grocery, drug, mass and club merchandisers and through direct-to-consumer internet sales.
“We are excited about this new partnership and fully expect this transaction to greatly accelerate our growth strategy,” said Brian Wietharn, president and CEO of Three Dog Bakery, Inc. said.