Headlines Animal Supply Company to Acquire Lads Pet Supplies Published 4 years ago on April 18, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet The deal is set to close April 21. IRVING, TX – Pet food and supplies distribution firm Animal Supply Company announced that it will acquire the assets of Lads Pet Supplies, which is headquartered in Angola, NY. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close April 21, were not disclosed. Lads offers brands such as Fromm, Bayer, KLN, Merrick and Zignature. Lads will operate as a separate division of ASC and will continue to service customers as Lads Pet Supplies. Lads operations will remain unchanged, according to a press release. “Expanding our presence in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic – furthering our relationship with our current customers and welcoming new customers to the ASC family – further grows our distribution platform essential to our Strategic Plan,” said Don McIntyre, CEO of ASC. “We also welcome the entire Lads team to ASC which Ron Smith will continue to lead as president of Lads.” Advertisement Founded in 1963 by Bill and Doris Smith, Lads Pet Supplies has focused on “being a great partner for the independent pet specialty retailer,” according to the release. “This is an exciting opportunity for two great companies,” Ron Smith said. “Lads and ASC both share a passion for pets and a focus on strong relationships with our customers and vendors.” Lads’ exclusive M&A adviser was Aaron, Bell International. Related Topics:acquisitionAnimal Supply CompanyLads click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like BrightPet Acquires MiracleCorp Pawzitivity Pet Products Makes 5th Acquisition of 2020 J.M. Smucker to Sell Off Natural Balance in $50M Deal Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery4 hours ago LOL at These Pet Industry Bernie Memes Press Releases2 days ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases2 days ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store? Headlines1 week ago Pet Stores Have Questions About Lightspeed Supplier Network. We Have Answers!