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A&M Capital Partners-Backed Worldwise Announces Transformational Acquisition of FurHaven

Headquartered in Bellingham, WA, FurHaven is a leading North American eCommerce platform for pet accessories, including bedding, home and travel supplies, apparel and more. FurHaven is also an innovator in branded product development, providing creative supply chain solutions to both eCommerce-centric businesses and omni-channel brick and mortar retailers.

The Worldwise acquisition of FurHaven will create a leading omni-channel company able to leverage multiple in-house capabilities across its entire brand and product portfolio including toys, pet beds, chews, cat, travel and other key categories. Worldwise’s growing roster of leading award-winning brands include SmartyKat®, TrustyPup®, Petlinks®, goDog®, SHERPA™, Guaranteed On-Board™, PoochPlanet®, and Pawscout™.

After the close of the transaction, FurHaven will operate under the Worldwise platform, which was acquired by AMCP in September 2021. With the addition of FurHaven, Worldwise will significantly increase the size and scale of the total business allowing it to better serve its customer base, and enter new markets and product categories. The company continues to pursue additional acquisition opportunities to grow its platform, reach and product offerings.

Worldwise is actively seeking add-ons:

  • Focus: Pet Products Space
  • Specific Interest In: Toys, chews, cat, travel, and dog beds. Second interest in businesses with ecommerce capabilities
  • Add-On EBITDA: $1-20 million
  • Geography: United States

About Alvarez & Marsal Capital
Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“AMC”) is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm with over $3 billion in total assets under management across five funds and four investment strategies. The privately-owned firm is led by a highly experienced investment team, which is augmented by its strategic association with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), one of the largest operationally-focused advisory firms in the world. AMC’s business model combines a focus on middle-market private equity investing with the deep operational expertise, industry knowledge and global corporate relationships of A&M, making it a uniquely attractive partner to management teams, corporates and business owners.

About A&M Capital Partners
A&M Capital Partners (“AMCP”) is Alvarez & Marsal Capital’s flagship investment strategy focused on middle-market control transactions in North America with total assets under management of $1.8 billion. AMCP partners with founders, corporates and management teams, providing the capital and strategic assistance that we believe is required to take businesses to the next level of success. AMCP invests in businesses across a wide range of sectors including Industrial Products, Consumer Products and Services, Healthcare, Business Services and Government Services. Targeted sub-sectors include: Environmental Services, Facility Services, Food & Beverage, Government Services, Human Capital Management, Industrial Services, IT & BPO Services, Marketing Services, Packaging, Specialty Distribution and Transportation & Logistics. 

Ale Amesquita
Director of Business Development