Anima-Plus Partners with Persistence Capital

Anima-Plus Group Inc. ("Anima-Plus"), Quebec’s leading group of veterinary services, and Persistence Capital Partners ("PCP"), a private equity fund exclusively focused in healthcare, are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership focused on driving the growth and development of Anima-Plus. PCP's involvement will help to accelerate the expansion of Anima-Plus. The company plans on opening new locations, introducing new products and services, and identifying and acquiring veterinary practices throughout Quebec and across Canada.

With five highly-renowned veterinary hospitals and a team of trained veterinarians and professionals focused on animal wellness and prevention in Montreal and Gatineau, Anima-Plus is already an undeniable force among Quebec's providers of first line veterinary medicine for pets. With this new partnership, Anima-Plus wishes to acquire more than twenty (20) new veterinary hospitals and clinics in the next few years.

"Anima-Plus and PCP share the same passion and the same values when it comes to health and the quality of medical care. This is a very promising partnership," said Dr. Sarah A. Guénette, Anima-Plus Co-founder, President, Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director. She adds, “As we broaden our network, Anima-Plus will attract a larger team of talented professionals, broadening even more our areas of expertise. We will continue to expand our operations while maintaining our exceptional quality of uncompromising care to our best friends.”

Mathieu Doyon, Co-founder and CEO of Anima-Plus added, "Our partnership with PCP will have a decisive impact on our group's expansion. We are actively seeking to acquire approximately twenty new hospitals and clinics to add to our growing network. We are targeting Quebec City, the Maritimes and the Ottawa area first. We promise to continually provide high-quality veterinary medicine to our clients and our four-legged companions above all else, and to provide the best work environment for our professionals." 

“Anima-Plus provides the highest quality care in the stable and growing veterinary medicine market,” said Stuart Elman, Managing Partner at PCP. “Anima-Plus Cofounders and leads have a remarkable experience in their industry. They understand

the challenges of owning and managing hospitals, while providing high quality services. Through this partnership, we are excited to work with such a high-quality and successful management team to continue to expand the company. Anima-Plus has all that it needs to become the largest veterinary services brand in Quebec, as well as, in Canada over the next decade. We are proud to partner with strong Quebec entrepreneurs and to make Anima-Plus our first platform investment in our second fund.”

Anima-Plus Group Inc.

Founded in 2006, Anima-Plus’s mission is to Treat, Love and Heal animals. An industry leader, the Quebec-owned company employs a team of 60 in its five veterinary hospitals located in Montreal and Gatineau, including 18 veterinarians. Concerned with animal welfare, its veterinarians provide the latest in cutting-edge medicine and treatments, focusing on pain prevention and respect for animal life, integrity and dignity. Anima-Plus is also deeply involved in organizations, zoos and pet shelters in addition to contributing to several initiatives that benefit the SPCA. Its veterinary hospitals are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), certifying the Group’s commitment to the highest standards of excellence in its field in North America.

Persistence Capital Partners

Persistence Capital Partners is a private equity fund exclusively focused on high-growth opportunities in the healthcare field. With deep healthcare industry expertise, PCP aims to create significant long-term capital appreciation for its investors by identifying and developing attractive investment opportunities in the Canadian healthcare market.

Information, interviews and photos:

Edith Ducharme
Communication Ducharme
T: 514 777-7009

Persistence Capital Partners
Stuart M. Elman
Managing Partner, Persistence Capital
T: 514 499-2778

John Trang