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Metalmark commits additional capital with dedicated fund to help drive long-term value

Metalmark Capital (“Metalmark”), a leading private equity firm, announced that it has raised new capital to support the continued growth of Innovetive Petcare (“Innovetive” or the “Company”). The continuation fund broadens and strengthens Innovetive’s investor base while providing significant capital to support Innovetive’s next chapter of growth.

The continuation fund is led by Glendower Capital and funds advised by Neuberger Berman, with participation from other leading secondary investors. Additionally, the continuation fund includes meaningful participation from existing Metalmark investors, including Lexington Partners.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Innovetive is a leading acquirer and operator of veterinary practices. The Company was founded in 2015 and partners with high quality specialty and general practice clinics, providing innovation, creativity, and expertise to help address the unique needs of each practice and its local community. Innovetive supports its practices by handling day-to-day administrative functions, empowering the hospitals to focus on what matters most: providing outstanding medical care to pets and exceptional service to pet owners. As of December 31, 2021, Innovetive operates 62 clinics across the southern and eastern United States.

“Since Metalmark’s initial investment in 2018, we have been proud to partner with Mark Ziller, Paul Covill and the entire Innovetive team and support their considerable success,” said Howard Hoffen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metalmark. “Innovetive has built a strong network of veterinary practices that prioritizes exceptional veterinary medicine and delivers differentiated services to meet the unique needs of pet-owning communities. We look forward to continue being a value-added partner through Innovetive’s next phase of growth as the Company further expands its platform.”

“We’re excited to strengthen our partnership with the Metalmark team,” said Mark Ziller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Innovetive. “As we execute on our growth strategy, we are focused on driving excellence across our platform and enabling our clinics to provide the highest standard of veterinary care to pets and pet owners. Our team looks forward to expanding our veterinary network and serving more and more pets and their families.”

Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) acted as financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP acted as legal counsel to Metalmark.

About Metalmark Capital
Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm that seeks to build long-term value through active and collaborative partnerships with business owners, founders, and executives. The firm focuses its investment activity on healthcare, industrials, and agribusiness. Metalmark Capital manages funds with $3 billion in aggregate capital commitments.

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About Innovetive Petcare
Innovetive Petcare, based in Austin, TX, provides best-in-class service through its growing network of 62 veterinary practices across the southern and eastern U.S. Believing that excellent pet care comes from exceptional teams, Innovetive Petcare’s clinics benefit from tools, resources, and a supportive team dedicated to helping veterinary practices prosper, grow, and provide the highest quality animal healthcare. Learn more at

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About Lexington

Lexington Partners is one of the world’s largest and most successful managers of secondary private equity and co-investment funds. Lexington helped pioneer the development of the institutional secondary market over 30 years ago and created one of the first independent, discretionary co-investment programs 26 years ago. Lexington has total capital in excess of $76 billion and has acquired over 5,000 interests through more than 1,000 transactions. Lexington’s global team is strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative asset investing across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Lexington is the global secondary private equity and co-investments specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton.

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