Co-Founder David E Shaw announces successful 2015 financing for Vets First Choice
by David E Shaw
As co-founder and board chair of Vets First Choice, I am pleased to announce that the company recently completed a significant private financing with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and existing shareholders.
Funds raised in this $40+ million investment will be used to accelerate and expand the company’s services. Vets First Choice is a leading provider of cloud-based prescription management, pharmacy services, marketing solutions, and practice analytics for equine and companion animal veterinary practitioners nationwide. The company has grown very rapidly since it’s creation in Portland, Maine four years ago and has been named one of America’s fastest growing companies in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Inc. Magazine.
Information about the company and recent developments can be found in the links below:
Read an article about the announcement here: “Clayton, Dubilier & Rice invests in Vets First Choice to Accelerate and Expand Services for Veterinary Practices”
Read the article in MaineBiz: “Direct Vet Marketing raises $52.3M in equity”
Read the article in the PressHerald here: “Portland company lands $52 Million to disrupt veterinary industry”