Animal Supply Company Names George Ristevski as CEO

SEATTLE, WA   —  October 7, 2013  —  Animal Supply Company, the trusted leader in pet food and supplies distribution, today named George Ristevski as Animal Supply’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 7.  Mr. Ristevski brings more than 30 years of relevant business leadership experience in a variety ofindustries. “We welcome George’s experience and leadership to the Animal Supply family,”… Read more »


Interim HealthCare CEO Gilmartin Joins International Franchise Association Board Of Directors

SUNRISE, Fla. – September 30, 2013 – Interim HealthCare Inc. announced today that President and CEO Kathleen Gilmartin has been elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors. She is one of 7 new members and will begin her term following the 54th IFA Annual Convention in February 2014. The Board is comprised of 24 members and… Read more »


Interim Healthcare Goes Global

U. S. Home Health and Hospice Franchise Expands Internationally with Acquisition of UK-Based Bluebird Care Franchises Limited   SUNRISE, FL — September 17, 2013 — Interim HealthCare Inc. a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises founded in 1966 and known for its continuum of care in the United States, has gone global with the… Read more »


Halifax Teams with Management to Acquire Envision
Pharma, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC — June 18, 2013 — The Halifax Group (“Halifax”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Envision Pharma, Inc. (“Envision”) from a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co.  Envision is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.  Halifax partnered with management to provide…


Animal Supply and Summit Pet Join Forces

SEATTLE, WA — January 7, 2013 —  Animal Supply Company announced today that Greensboro, North Carolina based Summit Pet Product Distributors has joined forces with Animal Supply Company.  Jay Joyce, President of Summit Pet, and Mike Copeland, Senior Vice President of Summit Pet, as well as all of the managing partners will become equity investors in Animal Supply.  Mr. Joyce will… Read more »


Oliver Amice Named to Animal Supply Company Board

SEATTLE, WA — November 15, 2012 —  Olivier Amice, former CEO of FURminator and Royal Canin USA, has been appointed to the board of directors of Animal Supply Company, a Federal Way, WA-based wholesale distributor of pet products to the independent retail market. “Olivier brings a unique blend of managerial expertise, pet industry experience and brand development perspective… Read more »


Halifax-Backed PJ United Acquires 26 Pizza Restaurants

Largest Papa John’s Franchisee Continues Growth Strategy WASHINGTON, DC and BIRMINGHAM, AL — November 15, 2012 — PJ United, the nation’s largest franchisee of Papa John’s Pizza stores, announced today it has acquired 26 Papa John’s Pizza stores from Gaunce Management, Inc. (“Gaunce”).  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.   PJ United is a portfolio company of The Halifax Group, a… Read more »


Animal Supply and Lone Star Pet Join Forces

SEATTLE, WA — November 7, 2012 — Animal Supply Company announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Schertz, Texas-based Lone Star Pet Supply. Dennis Stahl, Chairman and CEO of Lone Star Pet, and Danny Selman, President of Lone Star Pet, will become equity investors in Animal Supply. Mr. Stahl will join Animal Supply’s board of directors and… Read more »


The Halifax Group Closes Third Buyout Fund

Commitments Total $393 Million in Oversubscribed Fundraising   WASHINGTON, DC — November 5, 2012 — The Halifax Group, a private equity firm specializing in partnering with owners and managers of middle-market businesses, today announced the final close of its third buyout fund, Halifax Capital Partners III, L.P. (“Halifax III”).  With commitments of $393 million, Halifax III exceeded its… Read more »


Halifax Partners with Management to Recapitalize Interim HealthCare, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC and  DALLAS, TX — November 1, 2012 — The Halifax Group announced today that it has completed, in partnership with management, an investment in Interim HealthCare, Inc. a leading home healthcare franchisor. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The current senior executive team will continue to serve in their management roles. Halifax and management provided the… Read more »