PET CITY GROUP SA
Pet City was founded in 1988 as a wholesale business. From 1988 to 1995 the company operated as importer, wholesaler and distributor of pet products to more than 1,500 pet shops in Greece. In 1996, the company expanded its business into retail, with its first retail store in Paiania, Athens, Greece.
From that day on, the company is the leader in the pet care sector in Greece, with 90 stores, 800 employees and a total area of 20.000m² owned headquarters and logistics.
Our majority shareholders, BC Partners, are one of the largest and most experienced private equity groups in Europe, with funds under management in excess of €34 billion and a significant investment track record in the pet and the broader animal health space.
Notably, aside from Pet City, BC Partners are also the current majority shareholders of PetSmart (largest brick-and-mortar specialist pet retailer in North America with over 1,650 stores), Chewy (largest online specialist pet retailer in North America) and VetPartners (one of the largest and fastest growing operators of veterinary practices in Europe). In addition, BC Partners used to be the owners of Antelliq, a global leader in animal intelligence, which they sold to Merck in 2019.
According to the company’s strategic plan, Pet City will reach 200 stores until 2027 in Greece and will also expand in the Balkans. In addition, the company recently celebrated the opening of its first franchise store in the Paros Island.
Our stores are stocked with over 15.000 products, including top of the line brands and items sold exclusively at Pet City. Currently, the company is developing its own private label products, in some of the main categories of the market.
Apart from pet supplies, Pet City also offers a range of pet care services, including grooming and veterinarian care. Case in point is “Vet City”, the company’s veterinarian center co-located with Pet City’s Glyfada store, which is equipped with the latest medical facilities and staffed with highly experienced veterinarians.