Aspen Group to Acquire AZPetVet


The Aspen Group today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire AZPetVet, subject to government approvals and other customary closing conditions. AZPetVet is a market leader in veterinary care with a network of 22 veterinary hospitals across the Phoenix Region.

Dr. Hummel from AZPetVet

TAG is one of the largest and fastest growing consumer healthcare assistance companies in the United States and is focused on one simple goal: to bring better healthcare to more people. The company achieves its goal of bringing consumerism to healthcare while continuing to provide world-class support to practitioners

“We have proven and refined the model with Aspen Dental and built the only national dental brand. We have now applied it to three other consumer healthcare brands in ClearChoice, WellNow and Chapter and couldn’t be more excited to partner with AZPetVet,” said Bob FontanaCEO of TAG.

The TAG model combines shared centers of expertise such as real estate, marketing, learning and development, procurement and human resources with a proven new clinical playbook to enable accelerated growth across diverse healthcare sectors , including veterinary care. The company has also developed world-class capabilities in customer experience, vendor support, and building and developing highly engaged, purpose-built teams.

“Consumer expectations are changing at a rapid pace and we believe the healthcare industry often fails to meet these expectations,” Fontana added. “Our brands are distinctly different, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are resolutely focused on meeting the unique needs of their customers. AZPetVet is no different. They have proven this through their market leadership in Arizona.”

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AZPetVet doctors

AZPetVet was founded over 35 years ago. Through its family of veterinary hospitals, the company provides advanced primary care for companion animals, whether domestic or exotic, as well as state-of-the-art medical, dental and surgical care.

“We are excited to be working with TAG as the additional resources will help us take AZPetVet to the next level and accelerate our growth trajectory into a national brand,” said Shannon Gillis, CEO of AZPetVet. “We also share a purpose that is strongly aligned with all TAG brands in that we are focused on providing the best possible service to every customer and care to every patient. Our goal is to wow our customers every step of the way.

JP Morgan acted as exclusive financial advisor to TAG and Raymond James acted as exclusive financial advisor to AZPetVet in connection with this transaction.

About TAG – The Aspen Group

TAG – The Aspen Group was built on the simple idea of ​​bringing better healthcare to more people. TAG and the independent healthcare practices it supports operate more than 1,100 locations in 45 states through four consumer healthcare brands: Aspen Dental, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center, WellNow Urgent Care and Chapter Aesthetic Studio .

Together, the companies serve more than 35,000 patients daily and more than 8 million patients annually. TAG is headquartered at 800 W. Fulton Market in Chicago.

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