Radio Systems Corporation Acquires Solvit™
Leading pet brand expands portfolio with travel, active life, therapeutic and senior products that address and simplify the unique challenges of dog ownership
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2017) – Radio Systems Corporation (RSC), an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle products through its PetSafe® Brand, Invisible Fence® Brand and SportDOG Brand®, has acquired Solvit™ Products. The acquisition was finalized Friday March 17, 2017.
Based in Arlington, TX, Solvit Products has a portfolio of highly functional, easy-to-use pet products for travel, active life, therapeutic and senior care. The company and its owner Patrick Hoffman have been dedicated to developing quality products that address the unique challenges of dog ownership. Each product has a specific purpose in mind which ensures the pet parent will get more quality time with their beloved pet. The products offer unparalleled mobility and support to make sure that, as Hoffman says, “no dog is left behind.”
“Solvit understands what pet parents need in order to manage situations including traveling with their pets and caring for senior pets” said Lance Tracy, Chief Commercial Officer, Radio Systems Corporation. “While many Solvit products complement current PetSafe Brand categories, we are very excited to introduce our PetSafe customers and retail partners to new lines including ramps, stairs, and car seat covers, to name a few. Solvit’s outlook on caring for pets is in sync with PetSafe Brand’s mission to help pets and their owners live happy lives together.”
“Solvit’s philosophy is to create innovative and durable products that allow dogs and their humans to spend more quality time together, which is a mission in line with the culture of PetSafe Brand and RSC,” said Hoffman, owner and president of Solvit. “Our pet products, like those at PetSafe Brand, do more for humans and their pets. From conception to design to construction, we are dedicated to the details that make our merchandise highly functional, durable and easy to use. We pay attention to the little things, so that owners and dogs can enjoy the big things.”
Popular Solvit products include therapeutic and senior care (walking and lifting aids, pet stairs, pet ramps), travel (dog car seat covers, dog safety harnesses and more), active life (bicycle trailers and bicycle baskets) and more.
Solvit was represented in this transaction by Aramar Capital Group, LLC, a boutique M&A investment bank focused on the sell-side representation of middle-market companies.
About Radio Systems Corporation
Radio Systems Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of pet products headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. but with remote offices in various places across the globe. The Radio Systems Corporation family of brands includes PetSafe® Brand, Invisible Fence® Brand and SportDOG Brand®. Since its founding in 1991, Radio Systems has grown into an international corporation selling in over 52 countries, and is a company driven by innovation and dedication to their customers and communities. The Radio Systems Corporation portfolio includes a wide array of electronic training and containment systems, waste management products, fountains, toys, pet doors, and much more.
About Solvit Products
Solvit specializes in highly functional, easy-to-use products for travel, active life, therapeutic and senior care to ensure that dogs and their humans have more quality time together. With a highly selective development process and a dedication to detail, Solvit offers unparalleled safety, mobility and support to make sure no dog is left behind. For more information, visit www.solvitproducts.com.
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