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Vets First Choice to merge with Henry Schein Animal Health

Henry Schein To Spin Off And Merge Its Animal Health Business With Vets First Choice, Creating An Innovative Approach To Advancing Veterinary Care

Henry Schein Will Spin Off Its Animal Health Business, Which Will Merge with Vets First Choice Forming an Independent Public Company

  • Transaction Unlocks Value for Henry Schein Shareholders by Creating an Exciting New Animal Health Company While Providing Enhanced Focus for Its Growing Dental and Medical Businesses; Year-Three Operating Income Synergies for the Combined Animal Health Businesses Expected to be in Excess of $100 Million
  • Upon Completion of the Transaction, Henry Schein Shareholders Will Own Approximately 63% and Vets First Choice Shareholders Will Own Approximately 37% of the New Company; Henry Schein Expects to Receive Between $1.0-$1.25 Billion in Cash on a Tax-Free Basis
Monday, April 23, 2018

Henry Schein, Inc. and Vets First Choice announced plans today for Henry Schein to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice, creating an innovative approach to advancing the delivery of animal health care designed to provide unique benefits to veterinarians, manufacturers, pet owners, and their pets. 

The new company, to be called Vets First Corp., will harness insights and analytics to provide pro-active prescription management, and combined with Henry Schein's leading global animal health solutions, will create a unique animal health service and technology platform dedicated to supporting the veterinary market. By bringing together the power of data analytics, digital communications, practice management software, and supply chain expertise into a multi-channel platform, Vets First Corp. is expected to improve health outcomes for the benefit of pets and their owners, while driving increased demand for products and services for the benefit of veterinary offices and manufacturers.

See the full press release here.