Cumberland, R.I.-based Pet Food Experts Inc. has acquired Zeus and Company Pet Supply Distributors Inc.
Pet Food distributes pet foods and supplies throughout New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic region. Financial terms of the transaction remain undisclosed.
Zeus, headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., is a maker and distributor of natural food products for pets.
SDR Ventures served as Pet Food’s financial adviser for the deal.
The acquisition follows a string of animal-related deals. In August, MWI Veterinary Supply Inc. (Nasdaq: MWIV) agreed to buy Invesco Holdings LLC for $67.5 million. Private equity firm the Riverside Co. invested in Simcro Ltd., an animal health-delivery system company in July. In March, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group closed a deal for Absorption Corp., which makes pet products.
For more on pet-related M&A, see “Outlook for Pet Industry M&A Strong.”