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Raw and Freeze-Dried Pet Food Company Acquired by BrightPet Nutrition

Bravo was one of the first brands to manufacture and sell frozen raw and freeze-dried pet food.




LISBON, OH – BrightPet Nutrition Group has acquired Bravo! Pet Foods, which specializes in frozen raw and freeze-dried pet diets.

BrightPet serves domestic and more than 30 international markets with branded, private label and contract manufactured products. BrightPet brands include Stewart, Blackwood, Adirondack, By Nature, Miracle Care and Hamilton.

“The Bravo brand is widely known and has been respected for more than 20 years. We believe Bravo’s commitment to innovation, premium ingredients and the highest standard of manufacturing aligns well with BrightPet,” said Dave Kowal, CEO of BrightPet. “This acquisition supports our vision to be the most valued pet platform in the industry. By expanding our branded portfolio and strengthening our production capabilities, we expect to continue the growth trajectory BrightPet has established over the past few years.”

Founded by the Bogner family in 2002 in Manchester, CT, Bravo was one of the first brands to manufacture and sell frozen raw and freeze-dried pet food. In addition to treats, chews and supplements for dogs and cats, Bravo offers five meal solutions.

Melinda Miller, former CEO of Bravo, will join BrightPet as vice president of Bravo Brands.

“We could not be more excited for Bravo to join the BrightPet family of brands,” said Miller. “We believe BrightPet and AMCP immediately provide complementary resources, enabling the creation of new products for years to come. BrightPet’s commitment to innovation, quality, reliability, and safety provide an unmatched foundation to grow together.”


BrightPet is a portfolio company of private equity investment fund A&M Capital Partners.

Ryan McCarthy, partner at AMCP, said: “When we acquired BrightPet, our goal was to grow the Company into a premier platform in pet food, treats, and care products, with a differentiated portfolio of meaningful brands and best-in-industry production capabilities. In the two years since our acquisition, BrightPet has achieved significant domestic and international growth in super-premium product categories and increased share in high-growth channels, including e-commerce. We have completed two strategic acquisitions and have more than doubled the Company’s revenues, the number of brands in our portfolio, and, most importantly, invested heavily in manufacturing capabilities to consistently deliver new and innovative product offerings. We believe our domestic production capabilities, growing portfolio of brands, and industry-leading innovation are compelling differentiators for those looking for a manufacturing partner or to become part of a larger platform. We look forward to continuing to add complementary and accretive businesses to the BrightPet family.”



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