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Change in ownership of Bunny Tierernährung GmbH


Jan 16, 2016
Bunny Tierernährung GmbH is a family business, located in the Lower Saxony town of Melle. The company was founded in 1988 by Helga Ostermann and taken over by her son, Hartmut Englisch in 2002, when she retired. Bunny Tierernährung GmbH sells its premium products under the brand name of ‘bunnyNATURE’ exclusively via the specialist trade and veterinary practices. In addition to basic nutrition for small mammals, the company product range also includes various hay products with high biodiversity. The portfolio is rounded off with feed supplements, accessories and litter. The company employs approximately 55 people. 

The Managing Director, Oliver Petzoldt (46), will remain in the company and has a minor shareholding in Bunny Tierernährung GmbH. Mr Petzoldt has been working for the company since 2013 and joined the management team in 2014 in the course of the early succession arrangement. He will continue to manage the company and the well-proven team. The previous managing director, Mr Hartmut Englisch, has successively retired from management. However, he will still be available as a consultant to the company. "In Lampe Privatinvest we have found a partner who can provide sustained support and is interested in the long-term development of our company. I look forward to our committed, successful cooperation," says Oliver Petzoldt. 

Lampe Privatinvest is an investment company of the Bankhaus Lampe which focuses on long-term minority and majority holdings in German SMEs. The company is financed by entrepreneurial private investors.

Both parties agreed not to disclose any details concerning the purchasing price.


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