Assisi Pet Care Group Limited has successfully acquired Burns Pet Nutrition in an undisclosed deal, marking a significant milestone for both entities.

John Burns MBE founded Burns Pet Nutrition 30 years ago, using this expertise as a qualified vet. Burns pioneered pet formulations focused on animal health, aiming to address prevalent issues seen in veterinary practices. Renowned for its premium dry and wet dog food, the brand recently expanded into cat food products.

Assisi’s CEO Welcomes the Merger

Peter Mangion, founder and CEO of Assisi Pet Care, expressed excitement about incorporating the esteemed Burns brand into the Assisi portfolio. Mangion emphasized the alignment between Burns’ commitment to pet health and Assisi’s brand ethos. He also highlighted the addition of proficient professionals from Burns Pet Nutrition, spanning product development, marketing, sales, finance, and operations, based in Kidwelly, Wales.

“We look forward to working with our new colleagues as we integrate the Burns brand into the Assisi portfolio and strengthen our offer to our customers across Europe,” he said. “The acquisition of Burns Pet Nutrition is the first transaction since the recent investment in Assisi by Wind Point Partners and signals our commitment to execute on our growth strategy in the European Pet Care market”.

John Burns on Passing the Baton

Founder John Burns revealed his intention to retire and transition the company’s leadership. After three decades of nurturing Burns Pet Nutrition, John commended the support received throughout the journey.

“It has been a joyful and, at times, difficult journey I have had a great deal of support from many people and organisations over the years and I would like to extend my grateful thanks to all of them.”

He added, “I am delighted that Assisi Pet Care is a good fit for Burns and they will grow the Burns brand in a responsible, ethical way.”