Pets and Money EU 2019 | Kisaco Research
Connecting Pet Companies with Financial Buyers, Strategic Buyers and Retailers
London, UK
28 February, 2019
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Why Attend

Following on from the success of our inaugural US event, we are excited to announce the European Pets & Money Summit to connect pet brands with investors from angel, venture capital, private equity, retailers and multinational consumer companies.

The event will showcase the latest innovations disrupting the industry, explore key trends and consumer priorities, and identify actionable strategies you can use to grow your business or secure your next acquisition target.

This is your chance to - 

  • Understand how changing trends in the pet industry such as the rise of ecommerce and direct-to-consumer selling should shape your M&A decisions and business’ growth strategy.
  • Determine what strategic buyers and financial buyers are looking for, to ensure you have the competitive edge over other pet brands looking for investment or acquisition.
  • Discover and personally connect with the hottest pet brands, ripe for investment and acquisition to enhance your M&A pipeline.
  • Establish an optimal strategy for growth, reoccurring revenue and omnichannel distribution, from the lessons of industry leaders and the perspective of established pet retailers.
  • Meet with your pet industry networking wish list, through our private meeting scheduler application, to find your next business opportunity.

“If you’re a young company, networking is your lifeblood, it’s everything. It’s your next source of capital, it’s your next retailer, it’s your next creative developer, so I think this is a great forum specifically for that purpose.” - Andrew Shore, Managing Director, Moelis & Company | Consumer & Money Summit Series Attendee

100+
Attendees
12
Best In Show Brands
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Who Will Be There

Brands

Expect exciting and innovative brands from accross all pet categories:

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Supplements
  • Veterinary
  • Accessories
  • Hard Products
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Everything else!

Industry Supporting Companies

  • Executives from Retailers & Global Distributors
  • Leadership Executives from Strategic Buyers
  • Business Development Teams from Strategic Buyers
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Angel Investors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Lawyers and M&A Advisors
  • Market Intelligence and Consultancy Providers

Speakers

 

Calum Macrae

Regional Managing Director
Nestle Purina Pet Care

 

Calum Macrae became Regional Managing Director (Northern region) for Nestle Purina Pet Care in April 2017, having returned to his native UK after 14 years abroad with Nestle Purina.  The Northern Region comprises UK, Ireland, Netherlands and the Nordic countries. Calum leads a team of over 500 pet care professionals across these markets and is a member of both the NPP EMENA and Nestle UK operating boards. In addition Calum is a board director of Tails.com, a direct to consumer, tailored pet food company, that Nestle Purina acquired a majority stake in earlier this year.   

Calum Macrae

Regional Managing Director
Nestle Purina Pet Care

Calum Macrae

Regional Managing Director
Nestle Purina Pet Care

 

Calum Macrae became Regional Managing Director (Northern region) for Nestle Purina Pet Care in April 2017, having returned to his native UK after 14 years abroad with Nestle Purina.  The Northern Region comprises UK, Ireland, Netherlands and the Nordic countries. Calum leads a team of over 500 pet care professionals across these markets and is a member of both the NPP EMENA and Nestle UK operating boards. In addition Calum is a board director of Tails.com, a direct to consumer, tailored pet food company, that Nestle Purina acquired a majority stake in earlier this year.   

Before returning to the UK, Calum was Marketing Group Director for Nestlé Purina Europe, Middle East and North Africa region for 5 years, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.  There he led a team of around 100 associates across all the marketing disciplines, including the set-up of a digital expertise unit, now in Barcelona, working closely with over 50 countries.

Calum brings over 25 years consumer goods experience, including 20 years working in the pet care category in various commercial functions internationally.

Previous roles include leading the redesign of the Nestle Purina organisation in Europe and 7 years working in Nestlé’s Asia, Oceania and Africa region, ultimately as Vice President of Generating Demand for Nestlé Purina, based in Sydney, Australia.  Prior to that, Calum held a number of marketing roles in the European and UK businesses, based in London.  Calum joined Nestlé as part of the acquisition of the Spillers Pet Food business in 1998 where he was category marketing director, including responsibility for the Felix brand, now Nestlé Purina’s largest pet food brand in Europe.

Calum Macrae holds an Honours degree in Commerce from the University of Edinburgh and a Diploma in Advanced Marketing from the Chartered Association of Marketing in the UK. 

Calum is a UK citizen, married to Linsay, with two teenage daughters, Arabella and Flora, who are now at University in the UK, and an Australian whippet, Zephyr.

 

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

Guillaume is Global Strategy and Transformation Director for Mars Petcare, where he developed strategy for the whole Petcare segment, as well as for Pet Nutrition (Division developing leading pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, IAMS), Veterinary division and Connected Solutions (incubation and data division). He is also leading key transformations in these Divisions. Prior to this role, Guillaume spent 9 years in Management Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), working in the FMCG and retail space.

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

Guillaume is Global Strategy and Transformation Director for Mars Petcare, where he developed strategy for the whole Petcare segment, as well as for Pet Nutrition (Division developing leading pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, IAMS), Veterinary division and Connected Solutions (incubation and data division). He is also leading key transformations in these Divisions. Prior to this role, Guillaume spent 9 years in Management Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), working in the FMCG and retail space.

Guillaume graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Raised in France, he speaks both English and French.

 

 

Bruce Casalis

CEO
Doggy Day Care

 

Bruce Casalis

CEO
Doggy Day Care

Bruce Casalis

CEO
Doggy Day Care

 

 

David Lonsdale

Partner
August Private Equity

David Lonsdale

Partner
August Private Equity

David Lonsdale

Partner
August Private Equity
 

David Milner

CEO
Lily's Kitchen

David Milner

CEO
Lily's Kitchen

David Milner

CEO
Lily's Kitchen
 

Dylan Watkins

CEO
Poppy's Picnic

 

Dylan Watkins

CEO
Poppy's Picnic

Dylan Watkins

CEO
Poppy's Picnic

 

 

Jamie Brennan

Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead UK, Ireland & Nordics
Zoetis

Jamie Brennan

Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead UK, Ireland & Nordics
Zoetis

Jamie Brennan

Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead UK, Ireland & Nordics
Zoetis
 

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells
 

Kevin Glynn

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

 

 

Kevin Glynn

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

Kevin Glynn

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

 

 

 

Klaus Wagner

Managing Director
Josera Pet Food

Klaus Wagner

Managing Director
Josera Pet Food

Klaus Wagner

Managing Director
Josera Pet Food
 

Matthieu Wincker

President
Ultra Premium Direct

 

Matthieu Wincker

President
Ultra Premium Direct

Matthieu Wincker

President
Ultra Premium Direct

 

 

Dan Balica

Pet Food and Food & Nutrition Senior Analyst
Euromonitor International

Dan Balica is Pet food and Food & Nutrition senior analyst at Euromonitor International, conducting research Nordic and Eastern European markets. Before joining Euromonitor, Dan has worked as researcher for Babes Bolyai University and was guest researcher at KU Leuven in Belgium and Fulbright scholar at Michigan State University in the US. Dan holds a PhD in Sociology from Babes Bolyai University in Cluj.

Dan Balica

Pet Food and Food & Nutrition Senior Analyst
Euromonitor International

Dan Balica

Pet Food and Food & Nutrition Senior Analyst
Euromonitor International

Dan Balica is Pet food and Food & Nutrition senior analyst at Euromonitor International, conducting research Nordic and Eastern European markets. Before joining Euromonitor, Dan has worked as researcher for Babes Bolyai University and was guest researcher at KU Leuven in Belgium and Fulbright scholar at Michigan State University in the US. Dan holds a PhD in Sociology from Babes Bolyai University in Cluj.

 

Peter Dunkley

Director CA Business Unit
Zoetis


 

Peter Dunkley

Director CA Business Unit
Zoetis

Peter Dunkley

Director CA Business Unit
Zoetis


 

 

Richard Setterwall

Founder
Dog Buddy

Richard Setterwall

Founder
Dog Buddy

Richard Setterwall

Founder
Dog Buddy
 

Michael Hurnaus

CEO
Tractive

Michael Hurnaus

CEO
Tractive

Michael Hurnaus

CEO
Tractive
 

Sarah Kaye

CEO
Pet Food UK Ltd.

Sarah Kaye

CEO
Pet Food UK Ltd.

Sarah Kaye

CEO
Pet Food UK Ltd.
 

Alex Wilson

Investment Associate
White Star Capital

Alex Wilson

Investment Associate
White Star Capital

Alex Wilson

Investment Associate
White Star Capital
 

Charlie Cannell

Digital Director
Inflexion Private Equity

Charlie is responsible for helping accelerate digital transformation within Inflexion’s portfolio companies and the appraisal of potential investment opportunities. Inflexion is an award-winning UK mid-market private equity firm investing between £10m and £150m in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses. Charlie works with Inflexion’s portfolio companies, which include MyPolicy, Scott Dunn and Virgin Experience Days, to drive growth and cutting-edge digital transformation. 

Charlie Cannell

Digital Director
Inflexion Private Equity

Charlie Cannell

Digital Director
Inflexion Private Equity

Charlie is responsible for helping accelerate digital transformation within Inflexion’s portfolio companies and the appraisal of potential investment opportunities. Inflexion is an award-winning UK mid-market private equity firm investing between £10m and £150m in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses. Charlie works with Inflexion’s portfolio companies, which include MyPolicy, Scott Dunn and Virgin Experience Days, to drive growth and cutting-edge digital transformation. 

 Prior to joining Inflexion in 2013, Charlie pioneered the introduction of digital products and services with BT, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Digitas and Brunswick Group.

 

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

 

Julien Muller

CEO
Holidog

Julien Muller

CEO
Holidog

Julien Muller

CEO
Holidog
 

Darcy Bomford

Founder and CEO
True Leaf

Darcy Bomford is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of True Leaf, a leading global cannabis and hemp wellness brand for pets, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada. 

Darcy is a pet industry veteran who started out as a veterinary assistant and then turned young entrepreneur when he recognized a gap in the market for higher-quality natural pet products. At the age of 16, he started marketing his own supplements for dogs out of his van, which evolved into a small bakery and eventually became a public company with three federally-inspected plants and 50 employees.

Darcy Bomford

Founder and CEO
True Leaf

Darcy Bomford

Founder and CEO
True Leaf

Darcy Bomford is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of True Leaf, a leading global cannabis and hemp wellness brand for pets, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada. 

Darcy is a pet industry veteran who started out as a veterinary assistant and then turned young entrepreneur when he recognized a gap in the market for higher-quality natural pet products. At the age of 16, he started marketing his own supplements for dogs out of his van, which evolved into a small bakery and eventually became a public company with three federally-inspected plants and 50 employees.

In 2012, and with almost three decades of experience in manufacturing, branding, distribution, and sales, Darcy founded True Leaf – a company that pioneered hemp-based pet supplements that are legally compliant in all markets.

True Hemp™ is the first hemp-based pet product line to be marketed globally. The company’s dog and cat chews, dental sticks, and oil supplements are now sold in more than 3,500 stores across North America and Europe, as well as on Amazon. The success of the product is rooted in an innovative formula of active ingredients – and anchored by hemp – to target specific pet health challenges such as calming support, hip and joint function, and the supplementation of healthy omega-3s. 

 

Inspired by the unconditional love our pets give us every day, Darcy and True Leaf return that love through products which help maintain and protect the natural vitality of our pet companions. “Return the Love” is the purpose that drives True Leaf’s business and is at the heart of the company’s values to bring happiness to pets and their owners.  


True Leaf continues to build momentum around the world as pet owners recognize the health benefits of hemp and cannabis – not only for them – but for their pet companions too.

 

Best In Show

12 pet brands, hand-picked by the prestigious Selection Committee, introduce themselves and their products/services on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

Submissions will be accepted from both Mass and Prestige brands in Food, Treats, Supplements, Accessories and Hard Products, Insurance, Retail, Services and Technology. They should be early to mid-stage brands that are actively seeking financial investment, acquisition, distribution, and/or marketing.

Submissions are now closed. Finalists will be announced end of January. 

The more detailed the application form, the more information the selection committee can use to make their decision. However, if you do not wish to fill in a question, please feel free to leave it blank.

Deadline: 14th December

Selection Committee

Alex Wilson

Investment Associate
White Star Capital

Annabel Feather

Associate Partner
Piper

Antoine Regis

Partner
Eutopia

Belinda Gurung

Investor
JamJar Investments

Claire Gavin

Director of Private Brands and Innovation
Pets at Home

John Lee

Chief Operating Officer
Jenson Funding Partners

Nigel Baker

CEO
Pet Industry Federation

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The Agenda

What you can expect at the Pets & Money Summit, London:

  • 100+ leaders from pet brands, supporting companies, strategic buyers and financial buyers
  • Opportunities to connect with some of the pet industry's most influential executives
  • A chance to particpate in the Best In Show pet brand spotlight

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Millennium Gloucester Hotel

4-18 Harrington Gardens,
Kensington,
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Please note: The Millenium Gloucester Hotel does not welcome pets. Certified service animals are permited. 

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