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J.A. Webster, Inc. Acquired By Patterson Dental Company

Webster

Founded in 1946, J.A. Webster, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected value-added distributors of veterinary supplies to veterinary clinics in the United States.

Patterson

Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. distributes dental merchandise, equipment, software, and solutions for dental professionals. The company was founded in 1877 and is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

J. A. Webster, Inc. announced that the Company has been acquired by Patterson Dental Company (NASDAQ-PDCO) of St. Paul, MN, the leading value-added distributor of dental products, equipment and services to dentists and other healthcare providers throughout North America.  Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Sterling, Massachusetts, J. A. Webster, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected value-added distributors of veterinary supplies to veterinary clinics in the United States.

“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to join forces with a company of Patterson’s quality, reputation and strength. The resources that become available to us through this partnership with Patterson will accelerate our ability to achieve our business goals. Reflecting the compatible nature of our distribution operations, culture and markets, we believe the integration of Webster into Patterson should proceed smoothly and efficiently. We also look forward to capitalizing on attractive opportunities for expanding our presence in the national veterinary supply market.” Jeff H. Webster, President J.A. Webster, Inc.
“In J. A. Webster, Patterson has acquired a strong, growing and highly profitable distributor that represents an excellent strategic fit with Patterson’s core competencies in value-added distribution. Webster will spearhead our efforts to build the leading national position in the fragmented companion pet veterinary supply market.” Peter L. Frechette, President and CEO Patterson Dental Company

Sterling Massachusetts

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St. Paul, Minnesota

The undersigned acted as M+A advisor to J.A. Webster, Inc.