Current portfolio

IVC Evidensia

A leading veterinary services provider in Europe

IVC Evidensia is a leading veterinary services provider in Europe with more than ~1,700 clinics and hospitals across 12 European countries. The Company also operates a successful online pet pharmacy.

  • Sector
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Responsible Advisor
    Per Franzén
  • Fund
  • Entry

Private Capital

IVC Evidensia


About IVC Evidensia
IVC was established in 2011 in connection with the merger of some of the most reputable pet clinics in the UK. Since then, the Company has grown rapidly through a large number of add-on acquisitions. In February 2017, IVC was combined with Evidensia, an EQT VI investment made in 2014.

IVC Evidensia is headquartered in Bristol, UK and operates a decentralized model promoting clinical freedom balanced with integrated support functions such as procurement, veterinary advisors and clinical boards. With its vet-friendly culture and reputation for clinical excellence, IVC Evidensia has quickly grown into the largest veterinary services provider in Europe with approximately 25,000 employees.

Market Trends and Drivers
The demand for professional pet care has increased significantly over the past years as pets are progressively considered more important family members. With IVC Evidensia's focus on high quality and customer satisfaction, IVC Evidensia is well positioned to provide the best basic care and the most advanced treatments available in the market.

Investment Potential
EQT VII and EQT IX will apply a strategy geared towards further growth which is planned to be achieved both through increased market penetration and continued consolidation in the highly fragmented European market with IVC as the platform. Focus for IVC is to develop its position as a leading provider in terms of quality, being a driving force in improving industry-standards and to continue to provide the best care and the most advanced treatments for pets in Europe.

Board of directors

  • Chairperson
    Kate Swann
  • Board member
    Per Franzén
  • Board member
    Ali Farahani
  • Board member
    Jarl Dahlfors
  • Board member
    Bernard Meunier
  • Board member
    Clare Bousfield
  • Board member
    Jane Thompson
  • Board member
    Simon Patterson


  • CEO
    Stephen Clarke
  • CFO
    Paul Kenyon

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