CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Wind Point Partners and Pestell Nutrition acquired Origination O2D, a value-added distributor of animal feed ingredients and branded feed products based in Maplewood, Minnesota, U.S.
Pestell said the acquisition supports numerous facets of its value creation and growth plan. It is the Ontario, Canada-based company’s first U.S.-based acquisition. O2D offers logistical advantages with distribution capabilities across rail, river and truck, Pestell said.
“O2D is a perfect fit with Pestell Nutrition,” said Jerry Vergeer, Pestell Nutrition chief executive officer. “The acquisition helps us continue our strategic vision of building the leading provider of animal nutrition solutions and products across the U.S. and Canada. We believe O2D is poised for continued growth and look forward to partnering with the O2D team to further expand our combined business.”
Paul Peterson, managing director at Wind Point Partners, added, “We are excited about the acquisition of O2D. The combined business provides compelling growth opportunities with a broader proprietary product portfolio as well as a more expansive geographic footprint. O2D will be an integral component in achieving our future initiatives, particularly as it relates to optimizing our product and sales mix as well as further penetrating the U.S. market.”
O2D is the third acquisition for Pestell since Wind Point’s original investment in June 2018, following the August 2019 acquisition of Pro Ag products, a leading Canadian distributor of branded feed additive products, and the November 2019 acquisition of Premier Ag Resources, a value‐added distributor of specialty pet food ingredients and feed additives.
“We look forward to the combination of Pestell Nutrition and O2D as this transaction unlocks numerous opportunities to grow the platform and better serve our combined customer base,” said John Fallin, CEO of O2D. “We believe Pestell Nutrition is the right fit for O2D and the formation of this partnership represents a meaningful step forward for the business and our entire team as we enter the next phase of growth.”