Burns Pet Nutrition was founded 30 years ago by John Burns MBE a specialist veterinarian who developed formulations focused on pet health.
Today, the Burns pet food brand is well known for its high quality dry and wet dog food, as well as its recently introduced range of products for cats.
The acquisition of Burns Pet Nutrition is the first transaction following Wind Point Partners’ recent investment in Assisi.
John Burns, founder of Burns Pet Nutrition, said: “After 30 years of owning and growing Burns Pet Nutrition I feel it is time to retire and hand over the reins. It has been a joyous and, at times, difficult journey.
“I have had great support from many people and organizations over the years and I would like to express my gratitude to all of them. 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.”
Peter Mangion, founder and CEO of Assisi Pet Care, added: “We are delighted to add the highly recognized Burns brand to Assisi’s portfolio of brands, but we are equally delighted to welcome the fantastic Burns Pet Nutrition team to our organism.
“The Burns brand is a perfect fit for Assisi, as animal health and welfare are central to the brand proposition. I am delighted that through this acquisition, we will be adding some great people in product development, marketing, sales, finance and operations, based in Kidwelly, Wales.”