Clarke Pet Opportunities (CPO) invests in brilliant entrepreneurs building companies to improve to the lives of pet parents.
We work with and invest in businesses with clearly defined differentiation looking for their long-term operational and strategic partner.
years or Pet Care Industry Experience
value created in Pet Care companies
engagements across M&A advisory, consulting and Growth Strategy.
*Numbers are aggregate for managers and employees while at prior or affiliated firms or from their own personal accounts. They are not the results of Clarke Pet Opportunities Fund I LP.
Investors and Operators
CPO brings together a group of some of the most successful operators and investors in the pet industry.
Clarke Capital creates a unique platform to help entrepreneurs and companies at many stages of their growth.
We have lived through the experience of raising growth capital in the Pet Space and have seen the lack of options available from folks who really understand the category. It is fascinating to think that Pets—as an asset class—despite its immense growth, is still considered a sub-category of ‘consumer’ in the minds of most analysts and investors. This is about to change.
Today, we see exceptional entrepreneurs out there building meaningful companies against‘ access to capital’ odds. Yet, with the increasing importance of pets in a household and the change from “pet owner” to “pet parents”, consumer spending has and will continue to increase disproportionately to general consumer products growth.
With no end to this trendline increase, we intend to help bring more great products and services to the pet parent, so we have created Clarke Pet Opportunities.
CPO is the investor the pet world has been waiting for, built by people with an unmatched track record in pet.
We are operators first and investors second; the ideal partners to help build your dream business.
Welcome to CPO.
James Clarke, James Harrison, Rob Levin, Dustin Bertram and Aaron Hirschorn
Pets are part of the family = Robust growth and economic resiliency
The Pet Parent is real and the effect on the market has been to bring new demand for products and services for our four-legged friends
Lack of Investment Options for growing Pet Businesses
Inadequate funding, combined with a lack of platforms to support them as they scale, remains a major obstacle to otherwise accessible growth.
High Levels of M & A = Attractive exit opportunities
We are the bridge that enables great entrepreneurs to build their businesses with the operational and financial resources to position them for the best possible outcome.
We are exclusively focused on, and dedicated to, helping pets, their owners and businesses making a difference in for pets and their owners.
Digitization, home delivery and personalized services
Local, sustainable, healthy products
Access to healthcare and insurance
Better for us as Investors,
Better for you as Companies
The CPO team has over 40 years of combined experience in the pet care industry as investors, operators, advisors and founders.
This experience across investing and operating in the pet sector gives us insights and connectivity that enables us to identify trends and opportunities before other investors.
In addition, we embrace and deeply understand the digital disruption in the Pet industry.
CPO provides immense value to our portfolio of companies as operators and investors
Leveraging the same model which provides us with the feedback needed to invest with conviction earlier than others, we can provide tremendous value to portfolio companies via hands on help and support.
We don’t just use a template of metrics to invest in companies, we utilize historical and real-time feedback from our portfolio companies.
Our combination of operator and investor expertise is unparalleled in this sector and positions us as the ‘go-to’ firm for early stage and trend setting businesses.
- Highly reputable track record
- Focus on long-term, high quality growth
- Digital Marketing and E-commerce know-how
- Strong Industry Relationships
CPO offers investors the potential to own businesses across the pet landscape. The structure of the fund and its operating partnerships creates a virtuous circle and a sustainable competitive advantage as companies benefit from access to capital and operating expertise to help them grow throughout their lifecycle.
Clarke Capital Team
CPO Operating Team
Premier Destination for High Quality Companies in the Pet Space.
Companies benefit from:
Access to capital
Digital marketing and e-commerce know-how
Strong industry relationships
Deep management relationships / resources
Operational improvement expertise
Headquartered in Provo, Miami and New York.