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Acquisition of Ziwi by FountainVest

Murray & Co acted as financial advisor to Asian private equity firm FountainVest on the acquisition of New Zealand pet food company Ziwi.

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Completion date

Feb 2022

Murray & Co acted as financial advisor to FountainVest on its acquisition of Ziwi.

FountainVest is an established global private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. It focuses on long-term investments in industry-leading businesses, partnering closely with management teams to drive future growth, while seeking to have a positive impact in the communities in which it operates.

Ziwi is a leading New Zealand-based pet food manufacturer and the global leader of air-dried, alternative-to-raw, pet nutrition. With a high meat content product range that uses fresh and raw ingredients ethically sourced in NZ, Ziwi’s products are exported globally and are highly sought after by discerning pet guardians and their pets.

The transaction was completed in February 2022 following receipt of Overseas Investment Office consent.