Mayer Brown announced today that it represented Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a global leader in the pet care industry, in the acquisition of Merrick Pet Care, Inc. from private equity firm Swander Pace Capital. One of the fastest-growing natural and organic pet food companies, Merrick Pet Care has more than 350 employees located primarily in Texas and Illinois, and offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, for both dogs and cats. Terms were not disclosed.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate & Securities partners David Carpenter (New York) and John Boelter (Chicago) and included lawyers from the firm’s Antitrust & Competition, Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Tax Transactions & Consulting and Real Estate practices. The team also represents lawyers from Mayer Brown’s Chicago, Houston, New York and Washington DC offices.