The Spanish Grupo Dibaq, a major manufacturer of pet food and aquaculture feed in Southern and Eastern Europe acquired 80% of the controlling entity of Rodi Pet Food Group, a large manufacturer of pet food, snacks and biscuits in Central and Northern Europe.
The rest of the Rodi stock will remain with the founder of the Company.
With this acquisition, the combined entity emerges as a very strong player in the European pet care segment, with a unique ability to meet market demand for dry and moist foods, biscuits and snacks from manufacturing and logistic facilities throughout Europe.
The acquisition gives Rodi access to new capital, which will enable it to target the North-Western European market more effectively.
Dibaq - a multinational company dedicated to animal nutrition with its headquarters in Fuentepelayo (Segovia), Spain - has revenues in excess of € 200 million.
With a strong focus on pet care and aquaculture, the Group is rapidly expanding. It currently includes 26 companies in more than 30 countries on four continents and employs over 1,100 people.
It owns well-known pet food brands such as Dibaq, Fitmin, Perrymix, Gatymix, Perrynat and Gatynat.
Dibaq operates manufacturing plants in Spain, the Czech Republic and Mexico and has additional logistic centres in Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Poland, Rumania and Turkey.
Netherlands based Rodi is one of the largest pet food producers and suppliers to the grocery trade and the green sector, with revenues of €80 million and 285 employees.
The company offers a range of high quality dry and semi-moist pet foods, biscuits and a complete line of snacks.
It owns a number of well-known pet food brands including Smølke, Pointer and Rodi. Production facilities are located in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom.