Arcaplanet is a leading pet care retail chain in Italy. Through its network of more than 240 directly operated stores (“DOS”), the company offers a large and diverse product range (pet food, accessories, health and grooming) of niche and premium brands as well as its own pet food label. See how we are backing their growth organically and through acquisition…



Why we backed them

  • To help capitalise on the retail chain expansion in the resilient Italian pet care market
  • To consolidate the fragmented Italian market starting from their existing strong leading position
  • To expand abroad
  • To back a strong management team lead by the CEO/ founder

The investment strategy

  • To consolidate within this fragmented market through a combination of new store roll-outs and potential add-on acquisitions
  • To enhance operational efficiencies through the growth of its private label, improved sourcing, CRM optimisation and enhanced category management

The metrics


Acquisition year

c. 240+

Number of stores


Market share on chains