White and Williams Leads Strategic Investment into Veterinary Study Groups, Inc. by Covetrus
White and Williams recently represented firm client Covetrus, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVET), a global leader in animal health technology and services, in connection with its strategic investment in Veterinary Study Groups, Inc. (VSG). VSG is a leading provider of peer-to-peer learning experiences for veterinary practice leaders and manages a family of more than 50 Veterinary Management Groups (VMGs) in the United States and Canada. VSG and its full team will now operate as a standalone company within Covetrus.
The two organizations are complimentary in that they both dedicate their business to veterinarian services. The deal solidifies Covetrus’ commitment to empowering veterinarians to run their businesses better, enhance patient and pet care and the advocating of the overall veterinarian profession. Covetrus’ partnership with the VSG organization provides an opportunity for the company to accelerate its strategy to drive increased customer alignment, while VSG benefits from Covetrus’ scale and portfolio of solutions to enrich benefits for their membership. The deal is one more step in the right direction to drive increased value for veterinary practices and advance the industry.
A cross-disciplinary team of White and Williams lawyers and professionals assisted with the deal. Corporate and Securities partners Lori Smith and Josh Galante led the deal, along with associates Patrick Devine and Adam Chelminiak. Support for the transaction was provided by Partners John Eagan (Tax), Randy Friedberg (Intellectual Property) and Joshua Mooney (Cyber Law and Data Protection); Counsels Stephen Bowers (Employee Benefits) and Tanya Salgado (Labor and Employment); and Paralegal Anna Dolan.